Friends of the Durham Library Hosts State-Wide Friends Meeting

The Friends of the Durham Library were excited to host the 2013 Friends of the North Carolina Public Libraries (FNCPL) Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Held at Main Library on Saturday, October 26, the FNCPL Annual Meeting brought together Friends from across North Carolina to share ideas about all aspects the organization. A highlight of […]

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Durham County Library Presents Sister City Photography Program on Tanzania

Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host a program on photographs taken by school children in Arusha, Tanzania. The program will take place on Saturday, November 13, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The photographs are part of a collaborative project with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

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Durham County Library Presents Manbites Dog Theater on The Best of Enemies

Durham County Library will host the cast and creative team of The Best of Enemies, an upcoming play by Manbites Dog Theater, on Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This peek behind the scenes will include a short reading from the play and a conversation about the creative process and local historical relevance.

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Durham County Library Closed for Staff Development Day November 13

Durham County Library (all locations) will be closed on Wednesday, November 13 for Staff Development Day. The library will reopen Thursday, November 14, with regular hours.

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Durham County Library Hosts Art with the Experts: Lines of Control

Durham County Library will host Juline Chevalier and Sumathi Ramaswamy for a presentation and slide lecture on the Nasher Museum of Art’s current exhibit, Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space. The program will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.

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Durham County Library Honors Local History Donors

Durham County Library will host a recognition ceremony and reception celebrating individuals and organizations that have donated materials to the North Carolina Collection in the past five years. The reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham Library Foundation Awarded $25,000 Grant from Duke Energy Foundation

Duke Energy Foundation has awarded Durham Library Foundation a $25,000 grant to fund the launch of a Teen Tech Learning Lab – a one-year program offered at the Main Library that puts digital technology in teens’ hands and pairs them with experts, tutors and mentors who provide training and support.

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Durham County Library Presents Dr. Elliot Engel on Winston Churchill

Durham County Library will host popular lecturer Dr. Elliot Engel for “The Inimitable Winston Churchill” on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Presents Sister City Program on Chinese Opera

Durham County Library will partner with Sister Cities of Durham to host Lydia Hodgson on Saturday, November 2, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Hodgson will discuss the music and costumes of Chinese opera, and will present excerpts from “The Peony Pavilion,” one of China’s best-loved classical operas.

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Durham County Library North Carolina Collection Librarian Inducted into Historical Society

Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection librarian, Lynn Richardson, has been inducted into the Historical Society of North Carolina. Formed in 1945, the Society is made up of scholars of North Carolina history primarily from colleges, universities, libraries and archives throughout the state. Participation is by invitation only and limited to no more than 75 active members.

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