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To Kill a Mockingbird

I read “Mockingbird” with the knowledge that I was probably one of the few people older than 40 who had yet to do so. And interestingly, it coincided with everyone’s paying attention to the novel again because of the announcement of the publication of the companion volume “Go Set a Watchman.” I can’t say, though, […]

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White Noise

This is one that has been on my shelf forever. If how I got through grade school without reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a mystery, getting out of an American lit graduate program without having read “White Noise” is similarly unlikely. For most of the novel I was feeling fairly ambivalent about it. The […]

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Sculpting In Time

Tarkovsky is considered one of the finest Soviet filmmakers, and if this book is a good indicator of his brilliance, then he is one of the best Russian-born writers too. Such an uncompromising thinker! I have seen just one of his seven films so far, but several cinephile firends had told me to look for […]

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin

I am glad I read this, as I met other characters often referred to that I did not know came from this book. The heavy weight of religion was a bit boring to slog through at times, as was the sickly sweet perfection of the Evangeline character. However, I can see that this book must […]

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The Way Of Kings

Life is much too short to keep reading a book I don’t enjoy. After getting 2/3 though, I quit. I did read a detailed plot summary, which confirmed my decision. I’m sure there are folks who will love this, and I will still read Mr. Sanderson’s work – just not this series. Find in Catalog

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Many Waters

I found myself tossed out of the story from time to time. “Seriously?” I’d think to myself, “She wouldn’t… this could go so very badly.” Ms. L’Engle drew me back into the story each time; the risks paid off lovingly, with aching beauty. Find in Catalog

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New Digital Magazines in Zinio

We are excited to announce that we have added several new magazines, including Conde Nast titles, to our digital magazine collection through Zinio. New magazines include WIRED, Conde Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine and more! We have also added Our State: Down Home in North Carolina, the premier, statewide magazine devoted […]

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Where in the Little World is Waldo

Durham County Library will host a hunt for Waldo in all of the Little World displays across five library locations beginning Monday, April 6. DCL patrons are encouraged to visit the displays at the Main Library (300 N. Roxboro St.), East Regional Library (211 Lick Creek Ln.), North Regional Library (221 Milton Rd.), South Regional […]

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