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Summer Reading 2016 Survey

We hope everyone had as much fun with this year’s Summer Reading as we did! Even though Summer Reading 2016 is in the books, we are already talking about how we can make it bigger and better in 2017. But, we need your help! Please take a moment to complete our annual Summer Reading Survey […]

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Comics, Ebooks and Kids Mode Added to hoopla

Over the past year, hoopla has become a popular way for Durham County Library patrons to stream and download popular audiobooks, music, movies and tv shows on-demand, with no holds and no late fees. We are excited to announce that our hoopla offerings have been expanded to include comics, ebooks and a new Kids Mode. hoopla […]

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The Sun Also Rises

This is the first Ernest Hemingway book I’ve ever read, but it was probably not a good first choice. I enjoyed his writing style, but the topic of just endless partying by obviously wealthy people wasn’t the best introduction to Mr. Hemingway. I did like the characters and enjoyed the descriptions of the travels, and […]

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The Things They Carried

This book reads like a blend of novel, memoir and short story collection. Each chapter stands alone and features a different soldier in an Army platoon in Vietnam. As the wife of a Vietnam veteran, I look for books that will help me understand my husband’s experience in that controversial war. He doesn’t have words […]

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TV Series DVD Collection Launches

Durham County Library has had feature film and documentary DVDs for years now. We’ve even had a handful of TV series. Today, we are excited to announce that we have launched a full TV Series DVD collection with copies of popular series ready to checkout. The new collection contains over 200 seasons of hit shows […]

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Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle Hell

Rumley had me laughing with her humorous characters and situations. While the book was relatively predictable, it made for a great summer read: quick and entertaining. As someone from the South, her generalizations about pageant life made me chuckle and her characters reminded me of folks from my own life. Would definitely recommend it, but […]

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Divine

As one of Karen’s earlier works, I did not enjoy this book quite as much as I have some of her newer material. However, this book did touch on interesting topics such as abortion, prostitution, and homelessness. Like Karen’s other works it was a wonderful story of redemption and the love of Christ. Catalog link

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Fifteen Minutes

This is one of Karen’s newer works and I enjoyed it a lot. It reminded me a bit of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride which I had recently read. Again, a story of temptation, redemption, fame, and the love of Christ amidst struggle. It was a quick, compelling, and engaging read, though relatively predictable like […]

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