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Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics Present Jim Crow Wisdom

Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway, Yale University Professor of History, American Studies and African American Studies, for a reading from his book Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

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Durham County Library Hosts NC Science Festival Air Fair

Durham County Library and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the NC Science Festival Air Fair on Tuesday, April 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave. Participants will have the opportunity to check out the Village Green Air Monitor, engage in hands-on activities and hear about air quality and health from EPA scientists. Air-themed learning opportunities will be available for all ages.

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Spring Book Sale: April 11-13

Spring into savings with great bargains on gently used books at the Friends of the Durham Library Spring Book Sale, April 11-13 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham 27701. Over 50,000 books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are categorized for easy shopping in the library’s auditorium and garage, and under tents set up […]

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Fast and Furious 5 Step Organizing Solution

Several books have been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. I started de-cluttering the house then, and thought they might help to inspire me, but never got around to reading them. I wish I had read it sooner—Susan Pinksky has changed my life! I have been de-cluttering again because of her. I’m […]

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Murder With Peacocks

I have been wanting to read Donna Andrews mysteries for a long time—she is prolific and has won a lot of awards. I found this first book in her Meg Langslow series a little silly for my taste. The dialog is fast and funny, and it made me laugh, but he characters were so ridiculous. […]

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NC Science Festival AIR FAIR at South Regional

So what’s up with air? Come join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at South Regional Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 to “check out” the Village Green Air Monitor and our mobile monitor, engage in hands-on activities, and hear about air quality and health from EPA scientists. We’ll have […]

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Cards on Display for Boys and Girls Club 75th Anniversary

The John Avery Boys and Girls Club is celebrating 75 years of service! To help celebrate, all are invited to view a card display on the second floor of Main Library near the public computers. The cards were designed and created by the children served by John Avery. Not only do the cards honor and […]

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Living Stories of the Cherokee

Living Stories of the Cherokee contains traditional and contemporary stories told by storytellers Davey Arch, Robert Bushyhead, Edna Chekelee, Marie Junaluska, Kathi Smith Littlejohn, and Freeman Owle. All the storytellers except Edna Chekelee were alive at the time this book was published (1998), and all are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. This […]

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

I found this book to be absolutely riveting, both in its descriptions of Hmong culture and history and in its account of the collision between Hmong medicine and Western medicine. Find in Catalog

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Shadow Music

This is the 3rd installment in Garwood’s Highlands’ Lairds series and has been on my TBR list since late 2012. I love Julie Garwood’s characters, and this story does not disappoint. I also have the second installment, RANSOM, on my TBR list and am looking forward to enjoying that book as well. I love the […]

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