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Dry Grass of August

Local author Mayhew’s first novel (at age 71!) is a beautiful work that continues to haunt me. It tells the story of a Charlotte, NC white family and their black maid in the 1950s from the point of view of 13-year-old Jubie. In addition to addressing issues of race, the story deals with family dynamics […]

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Certain Girls

Cannie Shapiro has lost all her mojo in this sequel to Good in Bed. She’s a housewife in hiding from her sassy past, more interested in helicopter parenting her daughter and arranging an appropriate bat mitzvah. Good in Bed is one of my favorite chick-lit novels, and Certain Girls was just disappointing. Find in Catalog

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Durham County Library Hosts Art Exhibit and Talk on Mexico’s Workshop of Popular Graphic Art

Durham County Library will host Dr. Robert Healy for an overview of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. An exhibit of works from Healy’s collection will be on display from February 23 through March 15 at the Main Library, including a set of prints giving the Taller’s interpretation of some famous African Americans.

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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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