About: Durham County Library will host Jenny Wales, Education Manager, and members of PlayMakers Repertory Company for a discussion of their upcoming production of Three Sisters at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 11, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
Durham County Library will a screening of the documentary film Love Between the Covers on Saturday, January 9, at 3 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
This book was basically the adult/science version of the classic YA novel “Hatchet” by Gary Paulson. I loved this book and its portrayal of one man’s desire to live and his genius at solving problems to make that possible. I enjoyed having both the first person account of Mark Watney, the astronaut accidentally stranded on […]
It’s difficult to build an entire world in 300 pages but this book does a good job of it. Living in a world where certain people are born with the ability to control different aspects of nature (wind, fire, darkness), Alina is a common girl pressed into military service as a map maker. When forced […]
I’ll admit that I picked up with book once I learned it included stories from when David Sedaris had worked as an elf in Macy’s Santa Land. The idea of hearing his commentary on working as Crumpet the Christmas Elf was completely enchanting to me. And I wasn’t disappointed. Always funny, sometimes poignant and dark […]
Quick witted and fast paced, Heyer brings the story of Elinor Rochdale, a respectable young woman who gets into the wrong carriage and ends up in an adventure filled with espionage, secret passages, and sudden marriages. Rather than being over the top or melodramatic, Heyer is able to bring humor and charm to this outlandish […]
A race for alien technology is the heart of this entertaining science fiction book. Astronomers see what could only be a space ship landing on a Saturn moon. With interesting characters and compelling scientific problems to be solved, the book moves quickly. It was fun to read and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys […]
Split between modern New England and a librarian with a house in danger of falling in the ocean and a mid-19th century traveling side show, this book tells the multigenerational story of people with amazing gifts and life-threatening curses. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves old books or the romantic idea of […]
Written for the late elementary school reader, this book does a wonderful job of exploring the idea of time travel in a way that is both simple enough for a child that age to understand but also complex enough to make for an interesting story. I’d recommend this book for kids and adults alike. Find […]
Having read all of this author’s Vorkosigan novels, I’ve been eager to read this one as well. While a fantasy novel and not science fiction, I still find out the book quite enjoyable. Bujold’s gift is world building and I’m pleased that this is the first in a series of three books. I’d highly recommend […]