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The Nonexistent Knight

This novela is something of a fairy tale told by a nun that parodies medieval knighthood. Calvino is one of the great Italian storytellers/fabulists (Umberto Eco is another). The story seems unbelievable, but draws you in to the point where you suspend your disbelief and have to keep reading to find out what happens. And […]

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The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work, and Your World

Horwitz, a Durham resident, social activist, and yoga teacher (at least at the time of publication, 2002), offers ways to incorporate spiritual practice into your life as a foundation for sustaining commitment to social activism. Each chapter contains suggested activities, questions for reflection, resources, and stories from a variety of socially conscious people from a […]

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The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

This is the kind of book that would be absolutely intolerable if it were written about an adult. The fact that it is written about a child makes it slightly more palatable, even though I have to admit that the titular character is not particularly realistic. The illustrations are innovative and the format of the […]

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hoopla Brings Digital Movies, Music and TV to DCL

Durham County Library has long had ebooks and e-audiobooks, and we recently added e-magazines to our list of digital collections. Now, with our launch of hoopla, we can round out that list with digital video, music and even more e-audiobooks. hoopla offers DCL patrons free, no-wait access to over 107,000 music albums, almost 8,000 movies […]

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