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Durham County Library Presents Film The Cardboard Bernini

Durham County Library will host filmmaker Olympia Stone for a screening of her award-winning film The Cardboard Bernini at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The film chronicles the life and work of artist James Grashow, sculptor, woodcut and mixed media artist.

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Durham County Library Hosts In the Wings: PlayMakers on Metamorphoses/The Tempest

Durham County Library will host the director and members of the cast from the PlayMakers production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman and The Tempest by William Shakespeare. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 21, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3650 Shannon Road.

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Dr. Mark Anthony Neal Presents Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities … in Durham

Durham County Library will host Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University professor of African and African American Studies, as he presents a lecture on the imagery of the African-American male in the public imagination at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. A book signing will follow Neal’s presentation.

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Durham County Library Presents Film, American Teacher, Collects School Supplies

Durham County Library will host a film showing of American Teacher at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, at Rogers-Herr Middle School, 911 W. Cornwallis Road. The library will collect donations of school supplies at the showing to benefit Crayons2Calculators, a Durham nonprofit that serves students by providing free supplies to schoolroom teachers.

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Durham County Library Presents Sister Cities’ Quilts

Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host Willa Brigham, member of the African American Quilt Circle of Durham, for a tour of six Sister City quilts on Saturday, October 19 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett Wins Roadbuilders’ Award

Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett has won the North Carolina Library Association’s Roundtable for Ethnic Minority Concerns (REMCo) Roadbuilders’ Award for Public Librarianship for 2013.

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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 Library Foundation Auctions Character Name in Romance Novel

DURHAM — Durham Library Foundation will auction off the chance to be a character in a soon to be published romance novel. The live auction, which will benefit the Foundation’s $1.5 million Campaign for the Library, begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 1, and the bidding will continue until 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The […]

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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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