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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

Mankiller, the first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, gives us both a riveting autobiography and an insightful history of the Cherokee, up to the time of publication. Geographically there is a focus on Oklahoma, where Mankiller was born and lived the latter part of her life until her death in April 2010. Originally […]

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Sycamore Row

It’s been over 20 years since “A Time to Kill” was released. In this “sequel” John Grisham picks up the story of Jake Brigance three years after the trial concludes. Jake and his family are living in rental housing (having engaged in a long battle against the insurance company for a settlement) and barely scraping […]

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DCL Provides 500+ Online Free Online Classes

Durham County Library is proud to announce the launch of over 500 online classes through Universal Class free to DCL card holders. Offering continuing education classes in subjects ranging from the ABCs of Algebra to Yoga 101, Universal Class utilizes real instructors, engaging video lessons and personal feedback to help users develop both their personal […]

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Durham County Library Partners with Northgate Mall for Discovery Nook

Northgate Mall and Durham County Library are pleased to announce an ongoing partnership to produce free, kid-centered educational reading events at the mall with the launch of the Discovery Nook Saturday, May 17. Located in Northgate’s Children’s Alleyway between entrance 2 and 4, the Discovery Nook is a dedicated kid-friendly, educational zone featuring books, stories, […]

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Flash Drives Wanted for Summer Reading

Business owners: Do you have spare flash drives you would like to donate to DCL as prizes for this year’s Summer Reading program? We’re looking for new drives, and they can even be branded with your logo. As an in-kind sponsor of Summer Reading, your logo will go on our Summer Reading website in the […]

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A Broom of One’s Own

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 […]

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