This is one of the earlier books of the series and just like the rest it was sure not to disappoint. The book constantly refers to Gary Paulsen’s story Hatchet and continues to bring to like of a certain lesson that doing nothing will get you no where. It was great to visit simply realistic […]
Mankiller, the first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, gives us both a riveting autobiography and an insightful history of the Cherokee, up to the time of publication. Geographically there is a focus on Oklahoma, where Mankiller was born and lived the latter part of her life until her death in April 2010. Originally […]
It’s been over 20 years since “A Time to Kill” was released. In this “sequel” John Grisham picks up the story of Jake Brigance three years after the trial concludes. Jake and his family are living in rental housing (having engaged in a long battle against the insurance company for a settlement) and barely scraping […]
Durham County Library is proud to announce the launch of over 500 online classes through Universal Class free to DCL card holders. Offering continuing education classes in subjects ranging from the ABCs of Algebra to Yoga 101, Universal Class utilizes real instructors, engaging video lessons and personal feedback to help users develop both their personal […]
Northgate Mall and Durham County Library are pleased to announce an ongoing partnership to produce free, kid-centered educational reading events at the mall with the launch of the Discovery Nook Saturday, May 17. Located in Northgate’s Children’s Alleyway between entrance 2 and 4, the Discovery Nook is a dedicated kid-friendly, educational zone featuring books, stories, […]
Business owners: Do you have spare flash drives you would like to donate to DCL as prizes for this year’s Summer Reading program? We’re looking for new drives, and they can even be branded with your logo. As an in-kind sponsor of Summer Reading, your logo will go on our Summer Reading website in the […]
Durham County Library will host author Philip Gerard for a reading from his latest book, Down the Wild Cape Fear, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a reception for the Literacy Through Photography exhibition at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. Dr. Katie Hyde, Visual Education and Documentary Arts Fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies, and teachers and students from the School for Creative Studies will give a presentation on the project.
Here is a book I’ve heard about for years, it seems like, but only sort of vaguely; I realized, in fact, that I had conflated it in my mind with Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle.” I don’t know how much the two novels are alike, but Jackson’s short novel could only come from her […]
I’ll admit that the only reason I had this on my list is because I so adored Tuesdays With Morrie and I was intrigued by the premise. I was pleasantly surprised. I’m not a particularly religious person and I really hate prothelisizing. However, the author never hit you over the head with religion. It struck […]