Printing is currently unavailable at East Regional Library.
Library locations may experience intermittent network outages - including internet, phones, and printing - on Saturday, April 20, due to scheduled maintenance.
Due to an ongoing maintenance issue at Southwest Regional Library, a section of the children's area is currently unavailable to both staff and patrons until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Pictures of the Earth, a flood, a wildfire, and a seawall stylized as a two-tone grainy blue image

Upcoming program The Climate Crisis from Z to A

Monday, April 22 – 6-7 p.m.
East Regional Library

Illustration of Edgar Allan Poe standing next to a microphone with a raven perched on it

At our locations National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Come celebrate with workshops, readings, an open mic, and more! See all upcoming poetry events >

Screenshot from the NCC Digital Collection homepage, showing a document from Durham's founding, a photo from a gay pride parade, very old photos of famous Durham historical figures, and a bull image from an ad for Bull Durham tobacco

New! North Carolina Collection Digital Collections

The North Carolina Collection is excited to announce the launch of its new digital repository, a website that allows anyone to explore digital photographs, oral histories, documents, and online exhibits.
Explore the collection >

Adult and child looking at images from a microscope, group of children looking at images from a microscope, and closeup of a hair as seen through a microscope

Upcoming program Discover the Unseen: Exploring Science’s Tiny Marvels

Saturday, April 20 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Main Library
Drop by the 1st floor MakerLab to explore nanotechnology and pick up a take-home DNA-themed STEM kit!

Stylized ballot boxes and and a sample voter ID card for John Doe

At our locations NC Voter Photo IDs

Join our friends from the Durham County Board of Elections to learn about the new photo ID requirements to vote in North Carolina and get a free Voter Identification Card!
Next session:
Saturday, April 20 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Regional Library
See all upcoming NC Voter Photo ID events at the Library >

Friends of the Durham Library

At our locations Friends of the Durham Library Pop-Up DVD Sale

Saturday, April 20 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Main Library
Hundreds of DVDs from every imaginable genre! $1 each, with multi-disc sets priced at $1 per disc

Architectural plan surrounded by tools including a ruler, protractor, pencil, and more

Upcoming program What Is Architecture?

Saturday, April 27 – 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Main Library

Group of protestors with raised fists, supported by a large illustrated pair of hands, one Black and one white, in a handshake

Upcoming program It Did Happen Here: An Antifascist People’s History

Tuesday, April 30 – 6-7:30 p.m.
Main Library

Cartoon origami frog and crane with dashed folding lines

Upcoming program Origami: Beginner Techniques

Tuesday, April 30 – 6-7:30pm
Main Library

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