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More Digital Magazines Now Available Through Flipster

Durham County Library is excited to announce that we have added even more digital magazines to our collection via Flipster. This new service is a companion to our existing digital magazine service, Zinio. With Flipster, DCL patrons now have access to popular magazines including People, Time, Ebony, Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly and many […]

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Meet YA Author J. J. Johnson

Join young adult author, J.J. Johnson on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at East Regional Library as she reads from her teen books and engages attendees in a question and answers session. J.J. Johnson is the author of This Girl is Different, The Theory of Everything, and Believarexic. Refreshments will be provided. For more […]

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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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