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

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

NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-Ins

Monday, November 30, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Welcome to National Novel Writing Month. We will be holding Zoom write-ins on Monday evenings (except the 9th). Link in the extended description.

Ages: Adult

Toddler Tuesday - Weekly Online Fun!

Tuesday, December 01, 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

Virtual Funtime with Mr. Joel

Tuesday, December 01, 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 01, 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

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 02, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:15am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Do you need volunteer hours? Want to have a say in how the library serves teenagers like you? Have you always wondered what it's like to be a librarian? Join the Teen Advisory Board!

Ages: Teen, High School

Registration required

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, December 02, 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

Ingles clases de conversacion

Wednesday, December 02, 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 - Cooking Class

Thursday, December 03, 2020 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual Events (Zoom Meeting Room)

Learn to make cookies and hot chocolate mix with Ms. Des! Register for a list of ingredients and the Zoom meeting info. Parent involvement is encouraged.

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

Registration required

Adult Thursday

Thursday, December 03, 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

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

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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.

Main Library is closed for renovation.