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Durham County Library and YouthWork Host Teen Job Readiness Workshop

In partnership with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program – a City of Durham, Durham County and Durham Public Schools joint initiative – Durham County Library is hosting a Teen Job Readiness Workshop to help prepare teens and young adults for real-world work experience.

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Durham County Library Hosts Women’s History Film Makers

Durham County Library will screen excerpts from the acclaimed PBS film, Makers: Women Who Made America, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Durham County Library will host Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Leonard Pitts, Jr. for a reading from his novel Freeman at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Art Exhibit and Talk on Mexico’s Workshop of Popular Graphic Art

Durham County Library will host Dr. Robert Healy for an overview of the Taller de Grafica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art) at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. An exhibit of works from Healy’s collection will be on display from February 23 through March 15 at the Main Library, including a set of prints giving the Taller’s interpretation of some famous African Americans.

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Durham County Library Hosts Talk on Doris Duke and Yogi Rao

Durham County Library will host yoga historian Philip Deslippe for a brown bag lunch talk on the relationship between Doris Duke and Yogi L.S. Rao at 12 noon on Thursday, February 20, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.

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Durham County Library Needs Seeds!

On April 23, Durham County Library will launch the Digging Durham Seed Library at three locations: Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete. The library is requesting seed donations from local gardeners, farms and community organizations to help establish the initial seed collection.

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Durham County Library Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of The Herald-Sun

Durham County Library will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of The Herald-Sun with a conversation between Steve Schewel, founder and former publisher of the Independent Weekly, and Bob Ashley, editor of The Herald-Sun. The program will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Storyteller Meltonia Young

Durham County Library will host storyteller Meltonia Loretta Young for fanciful stories about secret codes that may have been embedded in quilts created during the 1800s. The program will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane.

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Durham County Library Hosts Special Valentine’s Day Programs

Durham County Library will host two special programs at the Bragtown Library on Valentine’s Day. The first features Janice Mack Guess, author of Little Colored Girls Want to Wear Pearls, Too! The book is a memoir that highlights the 1964 desegregation of Brogden Junior High School. Guess will do a reading and a book signing. The event takes place at 11 a.m. The second program is a Family Fun Friday event exploring the meaning of Valentine’s Day and celebrating the holiday with games, crafts and refreshments. This event is appropriate for all ages and takes place at 3 p.m.

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Durham County Library Hosts PlayMakers on Love Alone

Durham County Library will host members of the cast from the PlayMakers production of Deborah Salem Smith’s Love Alone at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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