Durham County Library will host Dr. Elliott Engel for a talk on the Vanderbilt family at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
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Durham County Library will host Jody Cassell and Jude Casseday of the American Dance Festival for “Dancing Stories,” at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host “Resilience in the Face of Tribulation,” a panel discussion moderated by Frank Stasio and featuring Rev. Dr. Luke Powery and Rabbi Raachel Jurovics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
I enjoyed the author’s account of her time in the midwest during the Great Depression era. She certainly doesn’t sugar coat her experiences, but it’s evident that she found a silver lining in her circumstances. She comes from a generation that doesn’t feel entitled to things in life and is willing to work hard. I […]
Miller provides great insight and practical application to one’s prayer life. I was encouraged by his honesty in how he, too, struggles with prayer. I found his thoughts on praying like a child (i.e., just crying out to God and asking for the “little things” in life) to be very motivational to me in my […]
A sort of expanded Harlequin romance, with very little in the way of original characters or plot twists. Still, it pulled at the heartstrings. Link to catalog
The author is NBC correspondent in Tel Aviv who has written a novel based on his parents’ lives in England following WWII. They were both Jewish refugees from Austria. In 1945, despite victory over Germany, rationing continues and housing is in short supply. Soldiers are returning home in need of jobs and flats. It’s easy […]
What a fun and informative read about the history of piano playing from Mozart’s time to the mid-1980s (“the present” mentioned in the book’s subtitle). Schonberg writes in a humorous and easy-to-read manner, describing changes in piano construction, technique and interpretation over the centuries, as well as treating the reader to juicy gossip about the […]
This book is probably not for everyone, but if you are willing to settle in and just follow this author on her dizzying, engaging, beautifully written voyage, it pays off in spades. Find in catalog
I liked the concept of this book, but I wasn’t a big fan of the writing style. I know the author is an M.D., but he came across as a “Dr. Oz” to me — an MD that takes liberties in speaking about areas that he may not have data or research to back it […]