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Durham County Library Hosts Books and Blues Open Mic Jam

Durham County Library will again host a series of open mic jam sessions called Books and Blues from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Oct. 9, Nov. 6 and Dec. 11 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Participants are encouraged to bring a book if they want to read, or an instrument if they want to play and experience some live blues. All levels of musicians are welcome.

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Durham County Library and Durham Technical Community College to Host Richard Blanco, the Presidential Inaugural Poet

DURHAM — Durham County Library and Durham Technical Community College have teamed up to host an evening of poetry with Richard Blanco, the youngest, first Latino and first openly gay poet to serve as the presidential inaugural poet. Blanco will read from his three prize-winning books, City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach […]

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Durham County Library to Change Service at McDougald Terrace Location

DURHAM — Effective September 30, 2013, Durham County Library will begin providing services to the McDougald Terrace location on an outreach only basis. The library will provide programming for children and teens, and the location will become a regular stop for the bookmobile, however the library will no longer maintain a staffed facility there. “The […]

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Durham County Library & Program in the Humanities at UNC-CH Present Neo-Slavery Film and Discussion

Durham County Library will host a film showing of Slavery by Another Name at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 4, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
The film chronicles the little-known story of a form of involuntary servitude that emerged after Reconstruction in the South and lasted for over 80 years.

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Durham County Library Hosts Art with the Experts: Doris Duke’s Shangri-La

Durham County Library will host the Nasher Museum of Art’s Juline Chevalier and Katie Adkins for a presentation and slide lecture on the museum’s exhibit Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, which highlights the collection of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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