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Bragtown Branch Library

3200 Dearborn Drive
Durham, North Carolina 27704 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0210

Manager: Kathleen Hayes

Bragtown Branch Library is served by DATA bus route 9, 9A and 9B.

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Hours

Open for hold pickup by reservation only

All library events are currently being held virtually. Check out some of these upcoming events online:

Homeschool Learning Lab - Art Studies

Thursday, February 25, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

Each month, we will choose an artist or style of art to study. Register online and pick up a supply kit at North Regional Library.

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, February 25, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Thursday at 7 pm for new excursions posted for our adult audience.

Ages: Senior Citizen, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, Adult

Black History Quiz Challenge

Saturday, February 27, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

Kids, check your knowledge of African American History by competing against other kids for Quiz Master Title. This is a Zoom Live Event and registration is required. Prizes will be awarded.

Ages: Middle School, Elementary School

Registration required

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Tuesday at 10:30am for new rhymes, stories, songs, and more! Each weekly video will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Baby

Totally Teens

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Tuesday at 4 pm for new videos just for teens!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds

Listen and Draw Escuchar y Dibujar - con Molly y Monica

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. Email mbelford@dconc.gov to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al mbelford@dconc.gov para recibir la info de zoom.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Registration required

Durham Voices

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Events

Durham Voices is a fiction critique group for those serious about working toward publication. Space is limited, so please email Phil at plocey@dconc.gov to inquire about availability.

Ages: Adult

Evening Crochet Club

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Get hooked on crochet with your neighbors at the evening Crochet Club!

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Registration required

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual Events

Tune in every Wednesday at 10:30am for new family activities, crafts, stories, & more! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

Join Mr. Joel for a fun and exciting Zoom-based storytime full of songs, music, puppets, movement and more. REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School

Registration required

Teen Book Club

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

This month's book club pick is Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older! We're getting ready for Teen Book Fest on March 10th and you don't want to miss this preview!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

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Bragtown Branch Library was founded as a branch of the African-American Stanford L. Warren Library to serve Northeast Durham. The dream of locating a library in the community became a reality because of the hard work of Bragtown community leaders and the Stanford L. Warren Library Board. As the plans came together for the new facility, the library was temporarily housed in a store while the steering committee raised funds by hosting fish fries and bake sales. On July 21, 1961, the land at Ruth Street and Dearborn Drive was deeded to the Durham Colored Library. Bragtown Branch Library opened, and was dedicated, on March 11, 1962. In April of 1966, the Durham Colored Library merged with the Durham City-County Public Library, and Bragtown became part of the new Durham County Library system. Preservation Durham has recently identified Bragtown Branch Library as a site of historic significance in Durham’s African-American history.

Facility:

  • 1000 square foot building
  • study seating for 16

Collection features:

  • 5229 books (60% children’s)
  • 30 magazine subscriptions
  • 200 reference materials
  • puzzles for in-house use

Services and Features:

  • public Internet access
  • adult and children’s programs and activities
  • community bulletin board
  • Friends of the Library group
  • drive-up book return
  • public photocopier

Bragtown Branch Library’s newsletter for adults interested in the edification of children ages three to thirteen.

Fall 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017 (PDF)
Winter 2016 (PDF)
Fall 2015 (PDF)
Summer 2015 (PDF)
Spring 2015 (PDF)
Winter 2015 (PDF)