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

Phone: 919-560-0100

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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:

STEAM Take & Make: Wind-Up Car

Saturday, May 15, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Come grab a STEAM Take & Make kit at Main Library! This month's kit includes 3D printed pieces for you to build your very own wind-up car! Written and video instructions are included along...

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

STEAM Take & Make: Wind-Up Car

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Come grab a STEAM Take & Make kit at Main Library! This month's kit includes 3D printed pieces for you to build your very own wind-up car! Written and video instructions are included along...

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

Durham Voices

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Virtual

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

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Virtual

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: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School, Toddler

STEAM Take & Make: Wind-Up Car

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Come grab a STEAM Take & Make kit at Main Library! This month's kit includes 3D printed pieces for you to build your very own wind-up car! Written and video instructions are included along...

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

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Virtual

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

Ages: Pre-School, Toddler

Registration required

Recipe Testers Cookbook Club

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Virtual

Our featured ingredient for May is COCONUT in any form. Fresh or dried, chips or flakes, coconut milk, cream, or water, coconut extract- you name it. ...

Ages: Adult, Senior Citizen

Registration required

Tweens & Teens: Melted Crayon Art

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual

Create your own melted crayon art! Art kits are free and available for this program at East Regional Library from May 4-18! You will need hair dryer. Space is limited, so please register soon!

Ages: Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Registration full. Join the waitlist

Homeschool Learning Lab - Art Studies

Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual

Join us for a lesson on Patrick Dougherty. We will learn about him and his art before making sculptures of our own. Register online to get the link and pick up a supply bag at North Regional...

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

Registration required

STEAM Take & Make: Wind-Up Car

Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Come grab a STEAM Take & Make kit at Main Library! This month's kit includes 3D printed pieces for you to build your very own wind-up car! Written and video instructions are included along...

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

Food Science Live! for Tweens & Teens

Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual

Join Gracey & Ciera as they conduct food science experiements! Every Thursday at 3p on Instagram Live: @durhamcountylibrary 

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

The Retirement Crew

Thursday, May 20, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Virtual

Virtual community of retired Durham  citizens sharing stories, strategies, joys and sorrows. All ages and people are invited and celebrated. Join in and make it fun! The Retirement Crew Meeting...

Ages: Senior Citizen

Registration required

Get Craft-Tea! Take & Make Craft Along

Friday, May 21, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm

Virtual

Take a break on Friday's to have a cup of tea and craft along with your neighbors and Adult Services Librarian, Natalie!  Kits will be available for pick up at Main Library...

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

Registration required

STEAM Take & Make: Wind-Up Car

Friday, May 21, 2021 • 11:00am - 5:30pm

Main Library

Come grab a STEAM Take & Make kit at Main Library! This month's kit includes 3D printed pieces for you to build your very own wind-up car! Written and video instructions are included along...

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

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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 durhamcountylibrary.org/transformationmain.

Room reservations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.