Durham County Library will host a Reader’s Party for children and adults on Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. at Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library’s North Carolina Collection is pleased to announce the launch of its new LGBTQ+ local history online exhibit, Love and Liberation: A History of LGBTQ+ Durham. North Carolina Collection senior librarian Lynn Richardson and local LGBTQ+ community member Luke Hirst have been working together for six years to establish a locally-oriented LGBTQ+ collection […]
Durham County Library presents an event exploring tiny houses and the experiences of one family living in a tiny house. The event begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at South Regional Library, 4505 S Alston Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
I loved this book, most all of the characters, and the weaving of their stories and encounters. It’s a book that I would love to read a sequel of, to check in on the characters. I find it interesting that the title of the book, is just the tiniest bit of the story, and you […]
This is a wonderful book, the writing so beautiful (as always from this author), yet the connection between the generations in this story is so tenuous. It seems light, like a feather, yet strong as generations are. I love the different places this book takes place, both in Canada, in NY, and in N. Ireland […]
This is a book that I kept from my mother’s estate. I wish I knew if she had read it and, if so, what she thought. The subtitle is “A Portrait of Harper Lee,” but it’s less a portrait than a painting with a detailed background and the main subject sketched in. The author admits […]
This is the fourth book I’ve read by Ann Patchett and although it is good, it is not her best work. The author herself describes it as Joe Kennedy meets the Brothers Karamazov. Bernard Doyle is former mayor of Boston, a widower, and proud of his Irish heritage. He loves politics and hopes that one […]
This was a fabulous book and quite different from what I imagined. While Shangri-La seemed so wonderful, there was also a bit of the Stepford Wife syndrome when dealing with the humans there. I loved reading all of this, included learning that the modern term “slacker” is not so modern. The twist at the very […]
Durham County Library is pleased to present the library’s first annual Multicultural, Arts and Crafts Festival (MACfest) on Saturday, September 24 from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St. The event is free and open to the public.
This is a tiny book! Only 49 pages, I was surprised at this, but any longer and it would have been depressing about the poverty in Africa, specifically Kenya. It is designed to show what the organization CARE does to help people help themselves. So much of our planet is in poverty and it amazes […]