Durham County Library will host Listen Up, Speak Up!, a workshop series teaching young girls the power of negotiation, on Saturdays, April 18 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, May 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. There will be a pizza party for those who complete the series on May 2 […]
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Durham County Library will host a discussion of The Madea Factory with author and lay film critic Ezekiel Walker at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 9, at Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. This event was rescheduled from Feb. 24 due to inclement weather.
Durham County Library hosts a reader’s theater presentation of The Man’s Guide to Writing Love Letters: Is Sex the Only Thing on a Man’s Mind with playwright Ira Knight at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 7, at the Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. This event was rescheduled from Feb. 24 due to inclement […]
Durham County Library will host author Frances Mayes for a reading and discussion of her book, Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 6 at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Jessica Kay Ruhle, Associate Curator of Education at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and artists Stacey Kirby and Hong-An Truong for a discussion and slide lecture on the exhibition Area 919: Artists in the Triangle at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Main Library, 300 […]
Durham Library Foundation will host a North Carolina Collection Soirée from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the 21c Museum Hotel, 111 Corcoran St. This event is the first in a year-long series of parties planned at historic properties to celebrate and support the collection.
A cover quote from Stephen King promises “The next suspense superstar.’ Opening with a sadomasochist scene occurring during an earthquake sets the tone for a suspenseful book. Violence, danger, blood and gore and plot twists follow. The first of the Jo Beckett, forensic psychiatrist, series keeps the reader engaged. The shock of the crimes masqueraded […]
I have a poly-cosmos of thoughts about this book. Through much of it, it felt the author was far to impressed with his own cleverness. At the end, though, I could see how the cleverness actually did work in the context of the narrative, but that didn’t fully wash away my annoyance. Much of the […]
After reading “Bel Canto” for an earlier TBR challenge, I wanted to go back and read some of Patchett’s earlier books. This novel begins in the 1960s at a home for unwed mothers — St. Elizabeth’s — run by a group of nuns. Rose, a pregnant, devout Catholic, travels to the Kentucky refuge from California, […]
Almost as interesting to me as the book’s themes and Nabokov’s dazzling technique is the mystery of how I avoided it for several decades. I mean, it didn’t need any help in the allure department. But now that I am in full reverence mode for VN—reading his letters, poems, anything by and about the master—I […]