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Stanford L. Warren Branch

1201 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707 (map)

Phone: 919-560-0270

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library is served by DATA bus routes 5 and 8.

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Hours
Mon. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tue. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thu. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Off to the Stratosphere: Summer Flicks at Stanford Warren!

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 10:30am - 12:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Calling all day camps, daycares and schools! Come to the library for some of the latest big screen movies! All camps must preregister as space is limited. Call ahead for movie titles and ratings.

Ages: Intergenerational

Registration required

Lunchtime Adventures

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

caleman-toomes@dconc.gov or 919.560.0274

Ages: Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Bristle Bot Challenge

Monday, July 22, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Side 1)

Teens in this program you will make your own bristle-bot, and then get the opportunity to race them with your peers.

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

Lunchtime Adventures

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

caleman-toomes@dconc.gov or 919.560.0274

Ages: Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Walking on the Moon

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Claudia Aleman caleman-toomes@dconc.gov

Ages: Elementary School

Lunchtime Adventures

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

caleman-toomes@dconc.gov or 919.560.0274

Ages: Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

#Level Up Lunch & Learn - Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

The Young Entrepreneurs Expo presents the 2nd Annual #LevelUp Lunch & Learn. A teen entrepreneur boot camp that will teach entrepreneurial skills and a chance to pitch at the Young Entrepreneurs Expo.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Registration required

The Sky's The Limit Community Storytime

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 10:30am - 11:30am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for visits from people in your community. Each visit includes fun stories and special activities.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary School, Baby

Registration required

Lunchtime Adventures

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

caleman-toomes@dconc.gov or 919.560.0274

Ages: Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

#Level Up Lunch & Learn - Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

Thursday, July 25, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

The Young Entrepreneurs Expo presents the 2nd Annual #LevelUp Lunch & Learn. A teen entrepreneur boot camp that will teach entrepreneurial skills and a chance to pitch at the Young Entrepreneurs Expo.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Registration required

#Level Up Lunch & Learn - Young Entrepreneurs Boot Camp

Friday, July 26, 2019 • 9:30am - 11:30am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

The Young Entrepreneurs Expo presents the 2nd Annual #LevelUp Lunch & Learn. A teen entrepreneur boot camp that will teach entrepreneurial skills and a chance to pitch at the Young Entrepreneurs Expo.

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Teen

Registration required

Lunchtime Adventures

Friday, July 26, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

caleman-toomes@dconc.gov or 919.560.0274

Ages: Kindergarten, High School, Elementary School

Registration required

Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 26, 2019 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for the 6th annual Teen Lock-In to enjoy writing workshops, airbrush tattoos, pizza, games, and more. Registration required. For teens, grades 6-12.

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School

Registration required

Respect: Aretha Franklin the Queen of Sou

Saturday, July 27, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

In this interactive presentation radio personality Howard Burchette and D.J. Piddipat Patricia Murray will explore the life and musical legacy of Aretha Franklin.

Ages: Adult

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Stanford L. Warren Library became the new home of the historic Durham Colored Library on January 17, 1940. Only the second black library in the state, the Durham Colored Library opened to the public August 14, 1916. Its roots were in a library organized in 1913 by Dr. Aaron Moore in the basement of the old White Rock Baptist Church. Stanford L. Warren Library has been an important community resource and a gathering place for civic and service organizations throughout its history, especially during the civil rights era. The black and white library systems merged in 1966. The branch retains the name of its benefactor, Dr. Stanford L. Warren, who gave $4,000 during the Great Depression to secure the site for the new building. The annex was added in 1949-1950; renovations occurred in 1968, 1984-1985 and 2004-2006.

To learn more about Stanford L. Warren Library’s history, visit The History of the Stanford L. Warren Library online exhibit.

Facility:

  • 10,244 square feet, 2 story building
  • public meeting room (seats 75)
  • Tutoring room
  • Two study rooms

Collection:

  • The Selena Warren Wheeler Collection is an extensive compilation of African-American literature, culture and history that is regarded as one of the best collections in the South. Once known as the Negro Collection, it was renamed in 1990 to honor Ms. Wheeler, daughter of Dr. Stanford L. Warren and acting director/director of the Durham Colored Library/Stanford L. Warren Library from 1932 until 1945.

Services and Features:

  • Adult and children’s programs
  • Community bulletin board
  • Friends of Stanford L. Warren Branch Library group
  • Photocopier for public use
  • Public access computers, with Internet access: 12 (8 for adults, 4 for children)
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Self checkout/RFID technology

Thank you for choosing the library as a place to study, meet, work and play. Your patronage has made the library one of the most popular gathering spaces in the county. We invite all members of the community to enjoy the resources available at Durham County Library.

You can reserve Stanford L. Warren Branch’s Meeting Room (capacity 75) one of three Study Rooms (two room with capacity of 2 and one with capacity of 6) via our online room reservation system by clicking the button below. You will be taken to the Meeting Room Policy page. You must read and acknowledge these terms before proceeding with your reservation.

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