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Deep In The Green

This was a collection of essays by New York Times gardening columnist Anne Raver on topics ranging from pesticide use to pets, romance, food, family relationships, and aging. Some of the essays were fun, “The Poop on Crickets” and “Digging Clams and Other Things” for example, while others didn’t interest me as much, as is […]

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Strange Glory

I knew I had to read this book after hearing the author speak at Quail Ridge 18 months ago. This is Charles Marsh’s (professor at UVA) second book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Marsh’s writing is smooth and fluid. Despite the research and footnotes, it reads like a NYT bestseller rather than an academic work. The author […]

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In this prime example of Keller’s writing and argument, he attacks music criticism, along with the other “phoney professions” of the broadcaster, musicologist, politician, conductor, teacher, and editor. One of the strengths of Keller’s arguments is that he himself practiced most of these professions during his life. Keller’s writing is brilliant, humorous at times, and […]

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Malpractice in Maggody

Cozy mystery Series but can be read as stand alone — plot references give just enough background to continue story. Revelation of ?pregnancy for Arly hints at next major event in character’s life. But characters are not main focus.They seem to be sterotypical characters– hillbilly, inept Good Old boys– portrayed to the extreme. Find in […]

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New Bookmobile Celebration

Durham County Library’s new bookmobile is here, and you’re invited to help us celebrate! We will welcome and introduce our new bookmobile “Destination Literacy” on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd. The celebration will include music from DJ Piddipat, craft activities, a family story time […]

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Durham County Library Celebrates Latino Americans’ Contributions as Service Members with Screening

Durham County Library will host a screening of Latino Americans: War and Peace, part of the PBS series Latino Americans, 500 Years of History on Thursday, November 12, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion featuring Latino service members, […]

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