Durham County Library will host author Philip Gerard for a reading from his latest book, Down the Wild Cape Fear, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
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Durham County Library will host a reception for the Literacy Through Photography exhibition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. Dr. Katie Hyde, Visual Education and Documentary Arts Fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies, and teachers and students from the School for Creative Studies will give a presentation on the project.
Here is a book I’ve heard about for years, it seems like, but only sort of vaguely; I realized, in fact, that I had conflated it in my mind with Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle.” I don’t know how much the two novels are alike, but Jackson’s short novel could only come from her […]
I’ll admit that the only reason I had this on my list is because I so adored Tuesdays With Morrie and I was intrigued by the premise. I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not a particularly religious person and I really hate prothelisizing. However, the author never hit you over the head with religion. It struck […]
There was a review of this book in the Durham paper in 2008, and I bought the book then. That’s how long this book has been on my shelf! Ms. Peacock lives in Chatham County, and during her early days as a writer she cleaned houses to make ends meet. This book is about those […]
This is about a small kitten that was put in the after-hours book return slot in Spencer, Iowa. He became very famous all over the world and lived out his life of 18 years at the library. He was named Dewey Readmore Books, and was quite an ambassador for Spencer and their library. This book […]
Atmospheric thriller set in Rio de Janiro featuring Inspector Espinosa. This is the first in a series. It appears to be a murder, but we readers know it is a suicide meant to be reflected as murder. Good read. Find in Catalog
I loved this book. In my quest to de-clutter and simplify my life, I found Francine Jay to be a real inspiration. She is similar to Susan Pinsky in her philosophy for getting rid of everything that you don’t use or enjoy. So many organizing books are about finding ways to store all your stuff […]
This was a fun book to read. Felder Rushing is down to earth, informative, and very funny. He believes in doing what you enjoy in the garden, and he particularly likes plants that do not need to be coddled. He makes me want to get out in my own garden and get to work. […]
I bought this book several years ago because I was intrigued by the title, but then never got around to reading it. This is a cozy southern mystery, and the main character is a 60 something feisty lady. It was a good mystery and an easy and enjoyable book to read. It is well-written and […]