Durham County Library presents In the Wings: Intimate Apparel, a discussion with members of the production, on Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This program is free and open to the public.
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Durham County Library presents NAMI Durham Public Education Meeting: New and Breakthrough Treatments on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707. This event is free and open to the public.
I wonder if an uncle remus existed, and if any of his descendents got any royalties on the sale of these stories. Mostly, though, as I read I heard my father’s voice interpreting the writing in his deep Spartanburg, SC drawl. He died ten years ago, but read aloud Uncle Remus stories to me at […]
To prepare for the closing of Main Library, effective after closing on Wednesday, December 21, patrons will no longer be able to select Main Library as a hold pickup location. Once the change is made, patrons will need to select another DCL location at which to pick up their holds. On January 6, any outstanding Main […]
Horrifying premise–syphilis can be cured by sex with a virgin. Reality check — One way to escape poverty is to go to work. If uneducated and poor, then probably servitude. Another way to survive is to sell one’s valuables, a young woman’s virginity has value. Set in New York in the 1870’s McKay’s novel explores […]
After the first few chapters, this seemed to be a well-plotted thriller, but the numerous twists and the supernatural elements got a little too out of hand and flimsy for me. Catalog link
Thanks to the passing of a bond referendum on November 8, 2016, Durham County Library’s Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in downtown Durham, is poised to undergo a major expansion and renovation. This much-needed transformation will provide additional space, updated facilities and enhanced technology to Main Library in downtown Durham.
Eco isn’t easy to read, but his stories are mesmerizing. This is a mystery based in the world of ideas, religion, philosophy, and occultism, starting with a joke among friends, and turning serious. Well worth the effort and time it takes to read it. Catalog link
Virginia wine country, the EPA, a Senate race, local elections, a budding alcoholic sister, miscommunication with her winemaker and the need to protect her beloved doctor are Lucie Montgomery’s concerns in this second volume of Crosby Virginia wine country mysteries. Applying Occam’s Razor is a standard procedure for detectives and therefore mystery writers and readers. […]
Maisie Dobbs, the first book of a wonderful series of mysteries, establishes the historical and psychological basis for Masie’s behavior. The reader is introduced to an intellectual, motivated to succeed adolescent who by demonstrating her intellect and by accepting the help of her patrons becomes a compassionate detective in post World War I England. The […]