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Registration and Circulation Policy Changes

Effective May 5, 2014 Circulation Policy Effective May 5, 2014, the library will no longer waive late fees over $25. There is a maximum late fee per item of $5. However, multiple overdue items with late fees that total more than $25 will be assessed the full balance due. Patrons cannot checkout materials with a […]

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Lunch with the Director

The Lunch with the Director series is back! Join Durham County 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. Registration is required and there are only five spaces available for each lunch, so sign up early for […]

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Take a Survey, Win a Kindle

From April 7, 2014 to April 27, 2104, Durham County Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the […]

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Seed Saving Workshops

Durham County Library is offering workshops on how to save seeds in preparation for the opening of the Digging Durham Seed Library. Learn how to save seeds and help create seed stock that is well suited to Durham’s climate, boost local biodiversity and save money. Sunday, April 6, 3 – 5 p.m. South Regional Library, […]

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OverDrive to Discontinue BlackBerry App

Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading ebooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will […]

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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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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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Learn a New Language with Pronunciator

Durham County Library is excited to announce the launch of Pronunciator, an online language learning program free of charge to DCL card holders. With 80 languages to choose from and ESL courses in 50 languages, Pronunciator is focused on quickly building conversational skills through a combination of interactive online drills, scored quizzes, and downloadable audio […]

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Teen Tech Week

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. @ […]

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