I teach middle school and this is a novel we have had our students read in the past, so I wanted to read it myself. I found it a little dull in the middle, difficult to keep going, but once I got to the end it was so worth it. Johnny is a likable character […]
Durham County Library will host author Jeanette Stokes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This event is free and open to the public.
Durham County Library is celebrating the 2016 Olympic Games with 3-time Olympic coach, Al Buehler. Enjoy a free screening of the film Starting at the Finish Line: The Coach Buehler Story at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 22 in the auditorium at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host author Andra Watkins on Thursday, August 18 at 7 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. The event is free and open to the public.
The book was told from the perspective of a man named Jim Burden who told about his life on the prairie of Nebraska in the late 1800’s. His relationship with the title character, Antonia, was central to his story. Apparently, the author, Willa Cather, was nostalgic for her early prairie life and this was evident […]
This is a great book for learning to draw in later life. It is a textbook and has exercises in each chapter to allow the reader/student to build upon the previous ones and feel success. This book is based on a workshop that the author teaches over a 40-hour period. Although I skimmed the whole […]
This is one in a series of mystery novels set in 17th century Japan. The main character is Sano Ichiro, who is the chief investigator for the shogun. He is tasked with investigating the murder of one of the shogun’s advisers while being observed by representatives of 2 competing factions. I no virtually nothing about […]
Durham County Library will host author, speaker and educator Nigeria Lockley on Saturday, August 13 at 3 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave.
You are invited to nominate a Durham County Library staff member for the annual Trustees’ Award, to be awarded by the Durham County Library Board of Trustees on Fall Staff Day. The nominee should exemplify one (or all) of the following attributes: Exceptional service this year Creativity Dedication to increasing the public’s perception of the […]
I started reading Laurie R. King when I came across her Mary Russell series. This is a completely different kind of story, centered around a religious studies professor who also occasionally work undercover for the FBI. Anne Waverly infiltrates an “alternative religious community,” what many people would call a cult, to determine if the children […]