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 […]
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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 […]
This SciFi coming of age story follows Todd Hewitt, a boy about to become 13. The afternoon finds him like any other tween-about-to-be-a-teen, unhappy with where he is and desperate to be grown. Before nightfall he’s running away from everything he knows, the protection he didn’t know he needed, and more lies than he can […]
Join us on Monday, August 24 at Main Library from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to learn how to harvest and preserve seeds from your garden at a Seed Saving Workshop. You’ll also learn about Durham County Library’s Digging Durham Seed Library and be able to checkout some of the first batches of fall seeds. This […]
We would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading program. This year, we had over 6,000 Summer Reading participants — our most ever! We also surpassed last year’s points total of 2.1 million with over 2.5 million points earned this year. We’re already thinking about how […]
Durham County Library will host spoken-word performers Dasan Ahanu and Tai Allen for Rhythm, Rhyme and Revolution: The Art in Getting Free!, an interactive workshop for young adults and teens at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 24, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Dasan Ahanu and Tai Allen for a performance of The Originals: Gil Scott-Heron and Oscar Brown at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a Back-to-School Bash at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 14, at the Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center, 3200 Dearborn Dr.