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Blood, Bones, and Butter

Hamilton’s writing is crisp and refreshing and her love and respect for the food she cooks is evident. The book is strongest when it is focused on Hamilton’s work with food. On the subjects of family and marriage, she is brittle, defensive, and cranky, and the book loses some of its grace. Find in catalog

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Sisterhood Everlasting

Another simply fantastic read! Ann Brashares brings to life so much that is hard for us to speak into words and works through it in ways that even some therapists can’t do. :’) I recommend sitting down to read this book as there are quite a few jaw-dropping moments in this beautiful conclusion. If you […]

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Alice in Wonderland

I really wanted to love this book. I started it once when I was very young and the illustrations and visual language caught my imagination. Perhaps I really should have finished it then and not tried to catch up with it later in life. As an adult and grandmother, I was caught by Alice’s willingness […]

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Thief of Glory

I enjoy reading WWII fiction but realized most of the of the books I read were set in Europe, so I looked for some set in the Pacific theatre. Thief of Glory is about Dutch and American citizens interned in a Japanese prison camp in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia). Ten-year-old Jeremiah Prins’ father […]

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DCL Launches Miss Humblebee’s Academy for Online Preschool Learning

Durham County Library is excited to announce the launch of Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an educational program that assists Durham’s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills. DCL card holders can access the fun and interactive learning program through the DCL website. Designed for children ages 3 to 6 and employing friendly cartoon characters to guide […]

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DCL Holds Bike Rodeos to Celebrate Bike Month

Durham County Library will celebrate National Bike Month by hosting four Bike Rodeos at DCL locations. The events, listed below, will promote biking and bike safety, and they will feature fun activities for the whole family. To participate in a Bike Rodeo, all riders must wear helmets. You can bring your own or be measured […]

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