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New Bookmobile Making the Rounds in Durham County

You may have seen Durham County Library’s shiny new bookmobile, named Destination Literacy, around Durham County. With over 60 stops each month, it will become as familiar on the roads of Durham as our famous food trucks. The new bookmobile holds 3,000 books, but patrons have access to the entire library collection through requests. It […]

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Persephone the Phony

This book is really good for reminding you to be true to yourself. Don’t worry so much about what others think about the parts of yourself that make you different. Persephone reminds us that what makes us different makes us beautiful, and those who truly love us will love us despite our differences. Find in […]

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A Rule Against Murder

I’m trying to catch up on the Chief Inspector Gamache series, and this is number 4 in the series. I’ve been told that it’s essential to read them in order due to rich character development. It’s summertime in sunny Canada, which means it’s a sweltering 80 °F, and there’s murder afoot at a remote resort […]

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Show Dog

This is a perfect nonfiction book for people who love dogs and dog shows! The author followed the development of a show dog, Jack, (a purebred Australian Shepherd) from family pet to competing at the Westminster Kennel Club Show. The author did lots of research on the history of the sport, and utilizes humor liberally […]

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Of Mice and Men

One of the classics — a short book that I read in one night. Even though it’s short, I read it carefully to note the symbolism. The protagonists, George and Lennie, are drifters who join a work crew to pick grain. George is protective of Lennie who is mentally challenged. They have encounters with the […]

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