I’ve read a good number of books about race in America, but none have so masterfully woven historical context with personal narratives as Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. You cannot help but deeply care for the three individuals whose lives she traces over the decades. Her exposé of the death by a thousand […]
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A sequel that is, if possible, even more epic than its predecessor. This is a novel that is consistently smart, surprising, and sensitive. Find in Catalog
Durham County Library will host Paul Austin, the 2009 Durham Reads Together author, for a reading from his second book, Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 11, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. A book signing will follow the reading.
Durham County Library will host Freylach Time Klezmer Band and local Old Time musicians for a concert at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host author Angela Belcher Epps at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, for a reading from her book, Salt in the Sugar Bowl, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. A book signing will follow the reading.
Durham County Library will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015 for New Year’s Day. The library will reopen Friday, January 2, with regular hours. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.
This novela is something of a fairy tale told by a nun that parodies medieval knighthood. Calvino is one of the great Italian storytellers/fabulists (Umberto Eco is another). The story seems unbelievable, but draws you in to the point where you suspend your disbelief and have to keep reading to find out what happens. And […]
Horwitz, a Durham resident, social activist, and yoga teacher (at least at the time of publication, 2002), offers ways to incorporate spiritual practice into your life as a foundation for sustaining commitment to social activism. Each chapter contains suggested activities, questions for reflection, resources, and stories from a variety of socially conscious people from a […]
This is the kind of book that would be absolutely intolerable if it were written about an adult. The fact that it is written about a child makes it slightly more palatable, even though I have to admit that the titular character is not particularly realistic. The illustrations are innovative and the format of the […]
Durham County Library announces the launch of hoopla digital, a service providing library patrons with access to thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. Hoopla allows patrons to check out digital content without waiting, and the service includes an automatic return feature that eliminates late fees.