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A Family of Poems

I have just finished both A Family of Poems and Poems to Learn by Heart by Caroline Kennedy. I bought these books for grandchildren, and after looking through them, I bought copies for myself. These books are beautifully illustrated by Jon J. Muth, and his illustrations make these books a pleasure to just look through. […]

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The Voice at the Back Door

The Voice at the Back Door Elizabeth Spenser a must read for me since I learned: The Pulitzer Prize jury voted this novel as winner of the 1957 Pulitzer Prize, but the award was refused by the board. What made it so controversial? – Mississippi’s political system, segregation, murder of black citizens, lost love, betrayal. […]

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The One and Only

This book sucked me in because it had a lot of dialogue and was easy to read. About 200 pages in, I realized where it was going (ok, it took me a while) and I hated that I was so invested that I had to finish. I can’t think of one good thing to say […]

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The Husband’s Secret

This is one of those books that you have to have some faith in. Get through the first 75 pages and if you’re still not into it, put it down. However, if you keep it up you won’t be disappointed. I really enjoyed the character development and all the twists and turns.I will add that […]

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Lost Lake

Lost Lake Sarah Addison Allen Very uplifting book –Same high quality in plot, characters, theme setting as previous books. When Eby announced she was selling Lost Lake—my heart stopped for a moment. Because Kate had just awaken from her mourning and needed Lost Lake – But you can trust Sarah Addison Allen to tell the […]

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Divergent

Loved this young adult book! It’s certainly easy to compare it to Hunger Games, but I found the characters much more engaging. Four is so dreamy;) Looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this trilogy. Find in Catalog

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The Marriage App

I read this book with my husband, and we both really enjoyed the book. I thought it was a good high-level overview of Biblical marriage. There were great anecdotal stories as well as practical Biblical application. I didn’t find any of the information in the book new, but it was a fresh take on the […]

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Little World on Display at Main Library

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. Created by Tim […]

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Durham County Departments Win National Awards

Two Durham County departments have received National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards. Sensory Storytimes for Adults with Special Needs, a program developed by Durham County Library, won in the Libraries category, and the ChallengeWave fitness program, sponsored by the Durham County Department of Health and Durham County Library, won in the Health category. Sensory […]

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