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Orphan Train

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 […]

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And the Mountains Echoed

** 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 […]

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Durham County Library Celebrates Women’s History Month with Talk on Durham’s First Female Judge

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.

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Durham County Library and YouthWork Host Teen Job Readiness Workshop

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.

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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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Drawing Durham: Checking In with the Durham Comics Project

The year-long Durham Comics Project (DCP) kicked off in April 2013 during the Comics Fest. Founder Amy Godfrey, Children’s Librarian and co-creator of Comics Fest, sought to capture the essence of Durham as a community by teaching people how to tell their stories through pictures. Since then, DCP has both hosted and attended a variety […]

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Murder List

This is part of Garwood’s Buchanan series and another great book by Julie Garwood! Find in Catalog

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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 Women’s History Film Makers

Durham County Library will screen excerpts from the acclaimed PBS film, Makers: Women Who Made America, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Durham County Library will host Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Leonard Pitts, Jr. for a reading from his novel Freeman at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

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