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Help DCL Win More Ebooks

UPDATE: Even though we didn’t quite make our 25% increase goal, we still surpassed our highest monthly ebook and e-audiobook checkout total by over 1,000! Thanks to the 2,634 of you who checked out at least one ebook in June!   We know you want more ebooks and e-audiobooks added to our collection. We know […]

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Free Plants Available at Main Library on 5/30

As part of Durham County Library’s Digging Durham Seed Library, Craig LeHoullier, aka the Tomato Man, will be giving away tomato plants (including heirlooms and dwarfs), eggplant and pepper plants on Friday, May 30, at 8 a.m. in the Main Library parking lot. LeHoullier will also share stories about how he acquired the seeds to […]

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DCL Provides 500+ Online Free Online Classes

Durham County Library is proud to announce the launch of over 500 online classes through Universal Class free to DCL card holders. Offering continuing education classes in subjects ranging from the ABCs of Algebra to Yoga 101, Universal Class utilizes real instructors, engaging video lessons and personal feedback to help users develop both their personal […]

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Durham County Library Partners with Northgate Mall for Discovery Nook

Northgate Mall and Durham County Library are pleased to announce an ongoing partnership to produce free, kid-centered educational reading events at the mall with the launch of the Discovery Nook Saturday, May 17. Located in Northgate’s Children’s Alleyway between entrance 2 and 4, the Discovery Nook is a dedicated kid-friendly, educational zone featuring books, stories, […]

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Flash Drives Wanted for Summer Reading

Business owners: Do you have spare flash drives you would like to donate to DCL as prizes for this year’s Summer Reading program? We’re looking for new drives, and they can even be branded with your logo. As an in-kind sponsor of Summer Reading, your logo will go on our Summer Reading website in the […]

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Digging Durham Seed Library Launches

NEW! Visit the Digging Durham website at diggingdurham.org. The new Digging Durham Seed Library launches on Wednesday, April 23 at Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional Libraries. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete. Seed varieties include tomatoes, peppers, beans and many […]

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Durham Arts Council Teen Workshops

Join Durham County Library and Durham Arts Council for these teen workshops. Registration is required. Animation Workshops Monday, May 5, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Monday, May 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ Main Library Build your visual vocabulary and sharpen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills while creating characters and fantasy creatures found […]

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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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