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The Scarlet Thread

I didn’t care for the modern-day characters very much, but I enjoyed the journal part from Mary Katherine’s journey on the Oregon Trail. I liked the ending. Most people think an adulterous affair is a death sentence for a marriage but Good can even redeem that and give people the ability to live and forgive […]

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Gender Blender

It’s a book that deals with two tweens that swap places and as weird as some aspects may be it was an nice interesting read. The book is meant for more of a middle school age where as it goes into reference to somethings in today’s terminology seem outdated as well. Find in Catalog

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Sarah’s Key

This moving tale is set in Paris during WWII and the present day. A journalist gets an assignment to write about the 60th anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup. She is American-born and knew nothing about what happened in July 1942 in Paris. French police (on orders of the Gestapo) arrest thousands of foreign-born Jews […]

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The Bully

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 […]

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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

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 […]

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Sycamore Row

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 […]

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DCL Provides 500+ Online Free Online Classes

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 […]

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Durham County Library Partners with Northgate Mall for Discovery Nook

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, […]

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