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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:

Homeschool Learning Lab -- Art Day

Thursday, June 24, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am

Virtual

Join us as we study Dave the Potter and make some pottery of our own. Register to get the link and pick up a supply kit at North Regional Library. Email dpeterson@dconc.gov for information. 

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

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STEAM Take & Make: DNA Helix

Thursday, June 24, 2021 • 11:00am - 6:00pm

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 DNA Helix! Written instructions are included. Happy making!...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Teen

STEAM Take & Make: DNA Helix

Friday, June 25, 2021 • 11:00am - 6:00pm

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 DNA Helix! Written instructions are included. Happy making!...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Teen

STEAM Take & Make: DNA Helix

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 • 11:00am - 6:00pm

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 DNA Helix! Written instructions are included. Happy making!...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Teen

Listen and Draw Escuchar y Dibujar - con Molly y Monica

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Virtual

For 3 year olds to those in 3rd grade. TEXT 919-937-7528 to get the access numbers. Para los de 3 anos al 3r grado. Manda un TEXTO a Monica al 919-937-7528 para recibir los numeros de zoom.

Ages: Elementary School, Kindergarten, Pre-School

Dogs of Instagram Photo Contest

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • All day

Virtual

Here at the library, we love our pets and we know you do too! Enter our Dogs of Instagram Photo Contest and get a chance to win a cool prize for your pooch! To enter, take a pic of your pup and...

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

Wacky Wednesday - Weekly Online Family Fun!

Wednesday, June 30, 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: DNA Helix

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • 11:00am - 6:00pm

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 DNA Helix! Written instructions are included. Happy making!...

Ages: Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Teen

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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, as well as the extensive North Carolina Collection. Thanks to the passage of a bond referendum, Main Library closed in 2017 for a major expansion and renovation and reopened in 2021. This much-needed transformation provides additional space, updated facilities, and enhanced technology.

Room reservations are currently suspended due to COVID-19.