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Plant Swap

Saturday, May 25, 2024 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Southwest Regional Library

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Temple Grandin in a Western-style shirt and tie in front of a big sky background. Embedded photo credit: Photo by Rosalie Winard.

Upcoming program Temple Grandin: Animals Make Us Human

Friday, May 31 – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
In person at Duke University Gross Hall and online

In-person registration is closed. Live stream now available! Register for the live stream >

Battle with tiny soldiers in futuristic armor fighting against larger robots, illustrated in comic style.

Upcoming program Small Soldiers

A Cultural History Of Miniature Wargaming

Saturday, May 25 – 2-3 p.m.
Main Library
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Cheerful illustration of a tent with a tree and a falling leaf.

Upcoming program Simple Summer Crafts: Make Your Own Trail Mix

Thursday, May 30 – 4-5 p.m.
Southwest Regional Library
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NC Kids Digital Library

Online resource NC Kids Digital Library

Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and video for kids! Available through OverDrive and the Libby app – add NC Kids Digital Library as a new library in your Libby settings for access.

At our locations Learn More About NC Medicaid Managed Care

Tuesday, May 7
Tuesday, May 21
Tuesday, May 28
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
South Regional Library

Colorful illustration of an (apparently?) dormant volcano with birds and clouds overhead

Upcoming program Kid-Ventures

Wednesdays at Main Library
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so each Wednesday in May we will be learning about a different country and making a craft representing something from that culture.
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Comic showing a train car with four different characters, each drawn in a different style, in the four windows

New! Boxcar Tales: A Triangle Comics Creator Network anthology

Take a train ride through this collection of stories by eight North Carolina artists. Each story takes place on a steam engine!

This anthology was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Durham Library Foundation.

More about the Triangle Comics Creator Network >

Download the anthology (PDF)

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.
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