Set in the first half of the 19th century, this book takes place primarily in Charleston, SC. Kidd describes some of the roots of the abolitionist and early women’s suffrage movements by blending real historical figures and fictional characters. The main characters are the slaveholding Grimké family and a fictional character named Handful Hettie. The […]
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Originally published in 1965, this short novel was reissued in 2006 by the NY Review of Books (Classic Series). It is just a simple story of a William Stoner’s life….start to finish. He was born in the late 1800s and destined to be a hardscrabble farmer. He fell in love with English Literature and it […]
In celebration of Teen Tech Week and the theme DIY @ Your Library, DCL will be hosting several technology workshops in collaboration with SplatSpace of Durham. The workshops are for all skill levels, but registration is required. For more information on maker space activities visit splatspace.org. SCRATCH Monday, Mar. 10, 4 – 5 p.m. @ […]
Peter lives in New York with his mom and dad. Thea lives in Greeland under stranger circumstances. First Light is the story of how they are related, how they meet, and why their meeting changes the world. This is a children’s novel appropriate for readers beyond grade 4, but like this author’s other work is […]
This bestseller is about a dog who believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He loves his master, a race car driver. I didn’t much like this book. First, the author does not do a good job of staying in the dog’s voice. Or, for those who disagree, I might put it again that […]
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I reserve “5-stars” to the exceptional; the extraordinary; the timeless classics. This was great but not a classic. Although the story telling approach of bouncing back and forth between generations seems to be a little overdone, I enjoyed both story lines in the book. I am truly floored that I […]
** spoiler alert ** Fantastic story telling by Hosseini. I really enjoyed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! He has a way of weaving a story and interconnecting the lives of his characters. I actually enjoyed this book a little bit better than his other ones […]
Durham County Library will host Milo Pyne for a talk on Judge Mamie Dowd Walker, North Carolina’s first female judge, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
In partnership with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program – a City of Durham, Durham County and Durham Public Schools joint initiative – Durham County Library is hosting a Teen Job Readiness Workshop to help prepare teens and young adults for real-world work experience.
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 […]