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OverDrive to Discontinue BlackBerry App

Effective April 10, 2014, the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for BlackBerry will no longer be available to download on BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10, and Playbook devices. BlackBerry users with the app installed prior to April 10 will be able to continue downloading ebooks and audiobooks via OMC. However, no further development or testing will […]

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Bad Chili

This is the fourth Hap Collins and Leonard Pine mystery. Joe R Lansdale writes a sort of Texas sothern hick literature. Hap and Leonard are best friends, underemployed and unlucky at love. This installment is my favorite so far and includes a rabid squirrel and Leonard(black, gay kung fu expert) busting up a biker bar […]

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Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics Present Jim Crow Wisdom

Durham County Library and Duke University’s Forum for Scholars and Publics will host Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway, Yale University Professor of History, American Studies and African American Studies, for a reading from his book Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory and Identity in Black America since 1940. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April […]

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Spring Book Sale: April 11-13

Spring into savings with great bargains on gently used books at the Friends of the Durham Library Spring Book Sale, April 11-13 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Durham 27701. Over 50,000 books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs are categorized for easy shopping in the library’s auditorium and garage, and under tents set up […]

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Murder With Peacocks

I have been wanting to read Donna Andrews mysteries for a long time—she is prolific and has won a lot of awards. I found this first book in her Meg Langslow series a little silly for my taste. The dialog is fast and funny, and it made me laugh, but he characters were so ridiculous. […]

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NC Science Festival AIR FAIR at South Regional

So what’s up with air? Come join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at South Regional Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 to “check out” the Village Green Air Monitor and our mobile monitor, engage in hands-on activities, and hear about air quality and health from EPA scientists. We’ll have […]

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