The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced Durham County Library as one of its 2014 Top Innovators during the Next Libraries Conference held last month in Chicago. A panel of expert judges selected DCL’s First Library in Space program from more than 180 applications in the fifth annual ULC Innovations Initiative.
Durham County Library will host author Trice Hickman, for a reading from her book, Troublemaker, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St.
Durham County Library will celebrate one year of Dungeons & Dragons at the library with a special, Summer Reading themed game at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Dr. Sally Rhine Feather, retired director of the Rhine Research Center, for a reading from her book, The Gift: The Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host award-winning playwright Monica Byrne for a reading from her first novel, The Girl in the Road, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Durham County Library will host the Washington Street Writers Group for a presentation of works by the Black Mountain poets at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Durham County Library will host author Catherine W. Bishir for a discussion of her book, Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. A book signing will follow the reading.
Durham County Library will host Garage Band Jam (GBJ) Fridays at 3 p.m. beginning July 11 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro Street. Concerts will be held on the lawn.
Be Book Smart began June 18, and invites customers nationwide to give $3 at any Macy’s register in-store, to help provide a book for a child and get $10 off a purchase of $30 or more. Macy’s will donate 100 percent of every $3 to Reading is Fundamental. The campaign ends July 13.
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.