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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:

Dungeons & Dragons - An Introduction

Saturday, December 05, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us to learn how you can delve deep into dark dungeons and face challenges to make the bravest hero quake with fear... all without leaving home.

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

Registration required

NaNoWriMo T.G.I.O.

Saturday, December 05, 2020 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Virtual Events

Thank Goodness It's Over! If you participated in National Novel Writing Month, here's your chance to reflect on the experience and savor the progress made on your writing project with fellow Wrimos.

Ages: Adult

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 • 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

Morning Crochet Club

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

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

Ages: Senior Citizen, Adult

Registration required

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting 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, Baby

Registration required

Totally Teens

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual Events

Check-in with us every Tuesday at 4 pm for new videos just for teens! Weekly videos will appear on the library's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/durhamcountylibrary/videos

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

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 • 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

Daytime Book Club

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

The friendly daytime gathering of readers welcome one and all.

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

Registration required

Ingles clases de conversacion

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Clases de conversacion en ingles para el nivel intermedio y avanzado. Manda un texto a Monica al 919-937-7528 antes del 14 de octubre para anotarse. Solo hay 15 cupos.

Ages: Adult

Homeschool Learning Lab - Science!

Thursday, December 10, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Join us for a science lesson from Ms. Ferris! This program will be held virtually via Zoom so register below to receive the link and supply list!

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

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, December 10, 2020 • 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

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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)