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Dry Grass of August

Local author Mayhew’s first novel (at age 71!) is a beautiful work that continues to haunt me. It tells the story of a Charlotte, NC white family and their black maid in the 1950s from the point of view of 13-year-old Jubie. In addition to addressing issues of race, the story deals with family dynamics […]

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Certain Girls

Cannie Shapiro has lost all her mojo in this sequel to Good in Bed. She’s a housewife in hiding from her sassy past, more interested in helicopter parenting her daughter and arranging an appropriate bat mitzvah. Good in Bed is one of my favorite chick-lit novels, and Certain Girls was just disappointing. Find in Catalog

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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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Big Library Read: Keys to the Kitchen

It’s time for another Big Library Read! Library card holders will be able to borrow and enjoy the cooking ebook Keys to the Kitchen by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp, starting February 17th and concluding the morning of March 5th. Patrons will be able to select a lending period of one, two, or three weeks, […]

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