Walker Percy has few rivals in his ability to capture the poignancy of those freeze frame moments in life that inspire the deepest of nostalgia. Percy’s backdrop is the beautiful American South, and his writing of it profoundly rattled my soul. The Moviegoer’s Binx Bolling seeks to create a reality comprising of these moments of […]
I admit, I avoided reading this book when it came out because I didn’t really believe it. I thought it was probably someone trying to cash in on a cute kid. After seeing the movie I became curious and wanted to hear the non-Hollywood version. I was not disappointed. Miraculously I had an entire evening […]
Gone Girl reads like watching a thriller whodunnit movie, or a particularly messed up episode of 48 hours. The thing is, if I wanted to see a film or watch a true crime show, I would do that. The writing, while fine, was nothing that gave me pause. As a side note, I probably would […]
This was the perfect summer read. The story pulls you in and keeps you interested. It makes you laugh and cry, both in good measure. There is a sequel to this novel, Lowcountry Summer, which I have had as an audiobook for more than a year. I am now inspired to listen to the next […]
Durham County Library will host Dr. Michelle Robinson for a talk on the history of drag at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. A performance will follow featuring local drag entertainers Vivica C. Coxx, Spray J., Jazmine Brooks and Vivian Vaughn.
Durham County Library will host author Jennifer Lohmann for a reading from her latest novel, Weekends in Carolina, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. A book signing will follow the reading.
Durham County Library will host a program on Durham’s first Sister City, Durham, England, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library, in conjunction with Northgate Mall and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, will host a celebration in honor of National Summer Learning Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Discovery Nook in the Children’s Alleyway at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd.
Durham County Library will host Breakfast @ Your Library and Lunchtime Adventures every Monday through Friday, June 16 – August 8. Breakfast @ Your Library will be from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Lunchtime Adventures will be from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Both meals will be served in the auditorium of the Main Library […]
Durham County Library will host R&B artist NAKIYASOUL for Songs in the Key of Love and Life at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.