Bleeding Edge

Thomas Pynchon’s take on the 21st century, the Internet, and September 11. Something like an East Coast version of “Vineland.” The protagonist is Maxine Tarnow, a private fraud investigator in NYC. I had to keep a list of characters, because there were so many it was hard to keep them all straight. But that’s not […]

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Openly Straight

While I continued to see stories calling it a fairy tale it would not stop me from reading this novel and it was the best of all decisions. The author’s writing style grabbed me in making me instantly love and hate the book for the anticipation that leaves you sitting on the edge of your […]

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Durham County Library Hosts Day of the Children, Day of the Books Celebration

Durham County Library will host the Day of Children, Day of the Books Celebration, themed Universal Language of Music, from Monday, April 21 to Wednesday, April 30. Special storytimes, crafts, music and more are scheduled at each of the seven Durham County Library locations throughout the celebration, ending with the grand finale at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Lunch with the Director

The Lunch with the Director series is back! Join Durham County Library Director Tammy Baggett for lunch, and hear the latest DCL news, discuss what’s on the horizon and get answers to your questions about the library. Registration is required and there are only five spaces available for each lunch, so sign up early for […]

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Murder on Monday

I have had this paperback sitting on my shelf for several years. It was recommended by a friend who enjoys the same kind of mysteries that I do. It was a fast read and enjoyable. The main character is feisty and no-nonsense, and I liked her and her family and would like to read the […]

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American wife

I enjoyed the first half of this novel but after Alice and Charlie got married it got rather boring. Their marriage stressed me out. I didn’t like that Alice was still “in love” with Andrew. Charlie’s behavior was appalling. His sudden conversion to Christianity was hard to take – maybe because I am a follower […]

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City of Shadows

I’ve read all of Ariana Franklin’s books now. This book has been on my TBR list for a couple of years, but I didn’t want to read it because that would mean there would be no more books for me by Ariana Franklin. She is an amazing writer. She can plot a tale to make […]

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Durham County Library to Offer E-Magazines through Zinio

Durham County Library will begin offering Zinio, a digital magazine service, on Tuesday, April 8. The new collection provides unlimited access to complete digital magazines. Library cardholders are able to access the digital magazines from anywhere via the library’s website, using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Magazines can be read online or downloaded and read offline.

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Take a Survey, Win a Kindle

From April 7, 2014 to April 27, 2104, Durham County Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the […]

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Durham County Library Co-Hosts Mab Segrest Lecture on Freedom

Durham County Library and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture will host Dr. Mab Segrest, social justice activist, for a lecture on freedom at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, at Richard White Auditorium on Duke University’s East Campus.

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