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Lowcountry Summer

I listened to this as audiobook. It is the sequel to “Plantation.” The reader was perfect in her southern accent—sometimes narrators can sound so fake when they try to speak with a southern accent, and it can be very distracting. It was an engaging story—plenty of laughter, tears and emotion. It would be what’s called […]

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Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie sets out to prove she can write a blunt novel about race. Ms. Adichie, like her main character Ifemelu, a Nigerian blogger on race in the U.S., seemingly can get away with it because theirs is a foreign perspective. They can write truth without seeming too angry or activist–or to the extent […]

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The Tenth Circle

The book started fast and furious. A la usual Jodi Picoult, it didn’t take long for me to get hooked. However, about 2/3 of the way through the book changed location and everything got weird and disjointed. The resolution was abrupt and forced. If she had continued the book in the same way she started, […]

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Next Lunch with the Director is Coming Up

The next Lunch with the Director is Friday, September 12 from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. at North Regional Library. Join Library Director Tammy Baggett for lunch, and hear the latest DCL news, discuss what’s on the horizon and get answers to your questions about the library. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required and […]

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Teen Positive Link Workshops

Teens, learn how to make healthy, conscientious decisions at crucial moments. In this series of workshops, highly trained and certified representatives from the Durham County Health Department will present information on self-esteem, career choices, bullying, gang violence, nutrition and more. Workshops will be held at East Regional Library on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on September 4, 18, 25; […]

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Summer Reading Survey

Summer Reading 2014 was a big success, and we would like to thank everyone who participated. Of course, we’re already thinking about ways we can make Summer Reading 2015 bigger and better than ever! If you or a family member participated in this year’s Summer Reading program, please take a minute to complete a short […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Positive Link Programs for Teens

Durham County Library will kick off Positive Link, a series of teen workshops that offer information and guidance on self-esteem, career choices, bullying, gang violence and nutrition, on Thursday, September 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane. Led by highly trained and certified representatives from the Durham County Health […]

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