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Problems with OverDrive App for iPhones and iPads

Durham County Library’s primary ebook vendor, OverDrive, recently updated their iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch) app to fix some bugs and update the user interface. Unfortunately, some users have been reporting problems with the update that may include the app crashing or being unable to download ebooks. OverDrive is aware of the issues and is working on […]

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Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers from VITA and AARP will be providing free assistance at select Durham County Library locations in filing federal and state income tax forms. Please bring photo ID, social security card(s) for all filers and dependents, and all tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s. (See complete list below.) Sessions run from February 1 – […]

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Heartbroken

This book is ostensibly a thriller, though it is probably the slowest thriller I’ve ever read. The island setting is intriguing, but there’s both too much and not enough going on to propel the reader through the book. Find in Catalog

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I am Malala

I loved this book. I’ve always been curious about Malala and enjoyed reading more about her personal life and what drives her to speak out for the education of young girls. Malala’s cowriter, Christina Lamb, contributed some of the deeper historic information and Malala’s more typical teen perspective brought realism to the conflicts and difficulties […]

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Olive Kitteridge

Some people won’t care for this book because the main character, Olive, has deep flaws. Others won’t like it because many of the stories involve middle-aged and older characters. For these reasons, I’m glad that I waited until I was in my 50s to read this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of linked stories. The writing is […]

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Chocolat

Thoughtful, compelling, sometimes mystical story about a woman discovering her strength(s) and empowering herself and others. Set in a small town, Lansquenet—sous-Tannes during the Easter season, Vianne is declared a witch and becomes a thorn in the local priest’s side. Her chocolat shop is directly across from Cure/Pere Reynard’s church and she opens it on […]

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