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 […]
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.
This classics inspired mystery/thriller starts off well enough, but eventually devolves into a mess of too many plots, too many red herrings, too many double crosses, and too many ill conceived romances. Find in Catalog
I really enjoyed this book. I’ve never said this before about a book but I wish I had come up with the idea for it. So brilliant how everything tied together, and then 2 great plot twists at the end… Excellent! It was a little slow in a couple places but overall I really enjoyed […]
Walker Percy has few rivals in his ability to capture the poignancy of those freeze frame moments in life that inspire the deepest of nostalgia. Percy’s backdrop is the beautiful American South, and his writing of it profoundly rattled my soul. The Moviegoer’s Binx Bolling seeks to create a reality comprising of these moments of […]
I admit, I avoided reading this book when it came out because I didn’t really believe it. I thought it was probably someone trying to cash in on a cute kid. After seeing the movie I became curious and wanted to hear the non-Hollywood version. I was not disappointed. Miraculously I had an entire evening […]
Gone Girl reads like watching a thriller whodunnit movie, or a particularly messed up episode of 48 hours. The thing is, if I wanted to see a film or watch a true crime show, I would do that. The writing, while fine, was nothing that gave me pause. As a side note, I probably would […]
This was the perfect summer read. The story pulls you in and keeps you interested. It makes you laugh and cry, both in good measure. There is a sequel to this novel, Lowcountry Summer, which I have had as an audiobook for more than a year. I am now inspired to listen to the next […]
Durham County Library will host Dr. Michelle Robinson for a talk on the history of drag at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. A performance will follow featuring local drag entertainers Vivica C. Coxx, Spray J., Jazmine Brooks and Vivian Vaughn.
Durham County Library will host author Jennifer Lohmann for a reading from her latest novel, Weekends in Carolina, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. A book signing will follow the reading.