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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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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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Big Library Read: Keys to the Kitchen

It’s time for another Big Library Read! Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking ebook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding the morning of March 5th. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, […]

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Strategic Planning Sessions & Survey

Durham County Library is in the midst of developing a new Three-Year Strategic Plan, and we need your help to determine future priorities. We’re hosting a town hall style meeting to discuss ideas about the future of your library system – how we can improve our services, practices, collections and facilities. Because your input is […]

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Library Offers Job Readiness Programs for Teens

In partnership with YouthWork, the City/County/DPS initiative that gives teens and young adults real world work experience, Durham County Library is offering a series of Job Readiness programs to young people ages 13-19. The series includes programs on Job Applications, Social Media, Mini Mock Interviews, Resumes, Job Readiness, Job Hunting and Volunteering. In addition to […]

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Announcing the Digging Durham Seed Library

Your library is growing an exciting new idea: seeds available for “check out” to the community. Help us start by donating seeds from your home garden or farm. We are looking for flower, vegetable and herb open pollinated seeds well suited for growing in Durham, even from previous seasons. Drop off your seeds in an […]

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New Ebooks for Kids Catalog

Our collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks for kids has grown tremendously over the past year. And now, we are excited to announce that our kids’ digital collection has a catalog of its own! We have worked with our ebook vendor OverDrive, to create a new website that contains all our kids’ ebooks and e-audiobooks. Kids […]

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Natural Hair Series

Join us at Main Library throughout the first part of February for the Natural Hair Series. The intergenerational series will feature several speakers and be held on the following dates: A Natural Hair Care Journey Saturday, Feb. 1, 3 – 4 p.m. Join Dr. Shauntae White, NCCU Communication Professor, as she discusses natural hair from […]

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New Versions of OverDrive Media Console for Windows

OverDrive, Durham County Library’s ebook and e-audiobook provider, has announced a new version of OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Windows computers. Both the classic desktop version of OMC for Windows and the Windows 8 app have been updated to provide a better user experience and improved performance. OMC 3.3 for Windows (the classic desktop version) […]

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Catalog Maintenance on Friday, January 24

We will be upgrading our online catalog to a new version on Friday, January 24. The catalog will be unavailable beginning around 10 a.m. The upgrade should be complete by the time the library opens at 2 p.m. During the downtime, patrons will not be able to log in to their library accounts to place holds, renew, or otherwise manage their account. This outage also affects our ebook and e-audiobook system, OverDrive. Patrons will not be able to log in to OverDrive to checkout and download ebooks during the outage.

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