First Light

Peter lives in New York with his mom and dad. Thea lives in Greeland under stranger circumstances. First Light is the story of how they are related, how they meet, and why their meeting changes the world. This is a children’s novel appropriate for readers beyond grade 4, but like this author’s other work is […]

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

This bestseller is about a dog who believes he will be reincarnated as a human. He loves his master, a race car driver. I didn’t much like this book. First, the author does not do a good job of staying in the dog’s voice. Or, for those who disagree, I might put it again that […]

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Orphan Train

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I reserve “5-stars” to the exceptional; the extraordinary; the timeless classics. This was great but not a classic. Although the story telling approach of bouncing back and forth between generations seems to be a little overdone, I enjoyed both story lines in the book. I am truly floored that I […]

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And the Mountains Echoed

** spoiler alert ** Fantastic story telling by Hosseini. I really enjoyed The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and thoroughly enjoyed this book as well! He has a way of weaving a story and interconnecting the lives of his characters. I actually enjoyed this book a little bit better than his other ones […]

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Durham County Library Celebrates Women’s History Month with Talk on Durham’s First Female Judge

Durham County Library will host Milo Pyne for a talk on Judge Mamie Dowd Walker, North Carolina’s first female judge, at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 10, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library and YouthWork Host Teen Job Readiness Workshop

In partnership with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program – a City of Durham, Durham County and Durham Public Schools joint initiative – Durham County Library is hosting a Teen Job Readiness Workshop to help prepare teens and young adults for real-world work experience.

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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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Drawing Durham: Checking In with the Durham Comics Project

The year-long Durham Comics Project (DCP) kicked off in April 2013 during the Comics Fest. Founder Amy Godfrey, Children’s Librarian and co-creator of Comics Fest, sought to capture the essence of Durham as a community by teaching people how to tell their stories through pictures. Since then, DCP has both hosted and attended a variety […]

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Murder List

This is part of Garwood’s Buchanan series and another great book by Julie Garwood! Find in Catalog

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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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