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Main Library

300 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0100

Manager: Faith Phillips

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Open for hold pickup by reservation only

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

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:

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 to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un email a Monica al 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 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:

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

Homeschool Learning Lab - Culture Days

Thursday, March 04, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Room)

Join us for Homeschool Learning Lab! We will learn about a different country each month. Register online and pick up a supply bag at North Regional Library!

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

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, March 04, 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

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Main Library moved to its current building in 1980 and serves as the central location for the Durham County Library system which was established in 1897. In addition to the extensive collections and services available to the public, Main Library houses Library Administration, Community and Outreach Services, and Resources and Technical Services. The extensive North Carolina Collection is also housed at Main Library. (The North Carolina Collection will be temporarily housed at Northgate Mall during the renovation of Main Library.)

Main Library is currently closed as it undergoes a complete renovation. It is scheduled to open in early 2020. For more information about the renovation, visit

Room reservations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.