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Digging Durham Seed Library Launches

NEW! Visit the Digging Durham website at diggingdurham.org. The new Digging Durham Seed Library launches on Wednesday, April 23 at Main, South Regional and Southwest Regional Libraries. Library patrons will be able to “check out” seeds and then “return” harvested seeds once the growing season is complete. Seed varieties include tomatoes, peppers, beans and many […]

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Durham Arts Council Teen Workshops

Join Durham County Library and Durham Arts Council for these teen workshops. Registration is required. Animation Workshops Monday, May 5, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. @ East Regional Monday, May 5, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. @ Main Library Build your visual vocabulary and sharpen eye-hand coordination and drawing skills while creating characters and fantasy creatures found […]

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Registration and Circulation Policy Changes

Effective May 5, 2014 Circulation Policy Effective May 5, 2014, the library will no longer waive late fees over $25. There is a maximum late fee per item of $5. However, multiple overdue items with late fees that total more than $25 will be assessed the full balance due. Patrons cannot checkout materials with a […]

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Like Me

I have always enjoyed Chely Wright’s music and when she came out a few years ago I didn’t think much about it. She was one of many and it wasn’t really all that interesting. What I didn’t know was how much discrimination there was and is in country music. This is a brave story, not […]

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Sew Deadly

I’ve been reading some heavier books and needed something light. This was definitely it. As a northerner who first moved to a “small” southern town I can definitely relate to the trouble the main character had with fitting in (although thankfully I’ve never been accused of murder!). I’m not a seamstress but the book was […]

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

This is one of the most spectacular works of fiction I have ever read. Diaz’s narrator’s prose is sharp, unique, funny, and keenly representative of contemporary urban America, in particular the Latino immigrant community. Chock full of cultural, literary, sci-fi/genre, and historical references, I could read this book ten times and pick up on new […]

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