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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

My favorite author recommended this book highly, but I couldn’t get into it. I prefer very traditional storytelling structure (especially something fairy-tale like, as in Neil Gaiman’s Stardust) but this was experimental–narrated out of sequence, with omissions and digressions and flashbacks. I could never get a good sense of what was going on, or who […]

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Blackout

This is a public service announcement! Please read this before starting [book:Blackout|6506307]. This book is not actually book one in a duology, it’s the first half of a single book that was published in two volumes. Have [book:All Clear|7519231] on hand before you start this. No, really, have both before you start. Blackout doesn’t wrap […]

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MakerLab @ Main Grand Opening

Join us at Main Library on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the Grand Opening of the MakerLab @ Main. Introductory comments and speakers will be at 10 a.m. followed by an Open House. Enjoy robotics, 3D printer demonstrations, a take-home craft — make a light-up card for Father’s Day or […]

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2016 DCL Technology Services Survey

We want to hear from you! From May 13 to June 10, Durham County Library will be running a survey to understand how patrons benefit from the library’s technology offerings. This will help us provide resources and services that are valuable to the Durham community. The survey is anonymous and does not collect any personally […]

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Plant-a-Palooza is Back With the NCTomatoMan

He’s baaaack. In what’s becoming a popular annual tradition, Craig LeHouiller, better known as the NCTomatoMan, will be giving away vegetable plants that are ready for planting in your garden. So, set your alarms to get to Main Library at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Craig will be in the parking lot with his […]

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