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Call for Board of Trustee Applications

Love the library? Become a member of the Library Board of Trustees! Advocate for the library Serve as a community liaison Help shape library policies The Library Board of Trustees advises the Library Director and the County Manager on issues related to the library, and acts as a liaison between Durham County Library and the […]

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2014 Trustees’ Award

You are invited to nominate a Durham County Library staff member for the annual Trustees’ Award, to be awarded by the Durham County Library Board of Trustees on Fall Staff Day. The nominee should exemplify one (or all) of the following attributes: Exceptional service this year Creativity Dedication to increasing the public’s perception of the […]

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Teen STEM Programs

Teens are invited to participate in a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) programs this summer at Main Library. If registration is required, click the link for the date for which you want to register. Photo-o-genic Wednesdays, Jul. 9, Jul. 30 ~ 2 – 3 p.m. Use digital cameras to capture sights and sounds. […]

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Sci-Fi Film Festival

Celebrate the mid-point of Summer Reading 2014 with a week of Science Fiction movies. Each day during the week of July 7, we’ll be showing a different sci-fi movie at a different DCL location. Note: Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to list the titles of the movies on this page. For information on what […]

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Little World on Display at Main Library

Durham County Library will present the exhibit Little World, a set of animated, miniature displays, through Saturday, September 20, on the second floor of the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The exhibit is part of the Durham County Library art program, which highlights both temporary and permanent art at the library. Created by Tim […]

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Durham County Departments Win National Awards

Two Durham County departments have received National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards. Sensory Storytimes for Adults with Special Needs, a program developed by Durham County Library, won in the Libraries category, and the ChallengeWave fitness program, sponsored by the Durham County Department of Health and Durham County Library, won in the Health category. Sensory […]

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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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