A Trouble of Fools

I used one of the tools on the library website’s “Find Materials” area to look for another mystery series that someone who likes Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Milhone books would enjoy. The computer recommended the series of novels by Carlotta Carlyle feature cab driver turned police officer turned private investigator Carlotta Carlyle. The computer did a […]

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Liar and Spy

This is Rebecca Stead’s third book for children. Like her earlier novels First Light and When You Reach Me, this one features kids making a difficult passage through the middle school years. And like her earlier books, this one is excellent and enjoyable to grownups. She’s not a flash in the pan. This third book […]

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Tensleep

This was a good mystery. It takes place in Wyoming, and the descriptions of this area were wonderful. There is a lot of technical information about oil drilling and geology—some of which was over my head, but it did not detract from the enjoyment of the book. I have been wanting to read a Sarah […]

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Farenheit 451

This one has been lurking on my TBR shelf for what seems like my entire adult reading life. Though I appreciated certain aspects of the book (primarily the dystopian setup), it didn’t seem as mature as the other work by Bradbury that I love. I’m glad I read it, as it continues to be a […]

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Seed Saving Workshops

Durham County Library is offering workshops on how to save seeds in preparation for the opening of the Digging Durham Seed Library. Learn how to save seeds and help create seed stock that is well suited to Durham’s climate, boost local biodiversity and save money. Sunday, April 6, 3 – 5 p.m. South Regional Library, […]

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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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Durham County Library Hosts Talk on Simón Bolívar

Durham County Library will host historian Miguel Chirinos for a talk on Simón Bolívar at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.

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Durham County Library Hosts Seed Saving Workshops

Durham County Library is offering workshops on how to save seeds in preparation for the grand opening of the Digging Durham Seed Library, a seed ‘checkout’ program for local gardeners. The workshops will be held at three library locations: 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.; 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.; and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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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 3, at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

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