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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 […]

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New Year, New Device?

December and January typically show a surge in our ebook checkout statistics as people receive new tablets, phones or e-readers for the holidays and get themselves setup with our ebook lending service OverDrive. We have selected thousands of fiction and nonfiction ebooks and e-audiobooks for you to checkout, download and read on your portable device […]

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Call for Book Donations

The Friends of the Durham Library are in need of book donations for the holiday season. “We’re sort of the victims of our own success,” said Jane Goodridge, book sale chair. “We did very well with the Fall Book Sale, and our ongoing satellite sales within the libraries are going so well that we’re actually […]

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North Carolina Collection Honors Donors of Materials

Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection seeks out and makes available materials that no other institution in the world has. The collection has many, many items and saves and preserves materials donated by local individuals and organizations. These materials usually take the form of photographs or papers of individuals and organizations. All kinds of people […]

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