This seemed to be an appropriate month to read Sarah Jio’s first novel. I’ve read her later books, and there is a danger sometimes in going back to read an author’s freshman effort. It’s a story that toggles between the present and 1943 and involves family secrets that cross several generations: all elements that usually […]
A gentle story set in Kenya, East Africa. Mr. Malik and Harry Kahn, a nemesis from Mr. Malik’s school days, find themselves pitted in a birdwatching contest, the winner of which will have the chance to ask fellow birdwatcher Rose to the Nairobi Hunt Club Ball. This book has been at the bottom of my […]
A very engaging view of Islam, written in a youth-friendly format. While combining short quizzes and their answers, this book never slips into cuteness. It deals with the deep parts of this religion, explains its practices and key words, and comments on the value of getting to know friends of other faiths to build understanding […]
An interesting book, but I’m not sure who the author thinks his audience is. Atheists don’t need to be convinced that there is no god and believers won’t be swayed by logical arguments. I found his writing style to be a little off-putting, and there seemed to be a fair amount of repetition. Maybe he […]
I really wanted to like this book, but reading it for more than 10 minutes at a time is like watching too many, say, Honest Trailer videos in a row on Youtube–what should be funny and engaging becomes just something to finish because you feel obligated to feel entertained. I really enjoyed certain parts of […]
Durham County Library is excited to take part in the next Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global ebook reading club. DCL users will be able to borrow the ebook and e-audiobook, American Sniper, The New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, starting Thursday, March 17 and concluding on Thursday, […]
Durham County Library will host Art With the Experts: Reflections: The Nasher Museum’s Alzheimer’s Project on Monday, March 21, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host Lisa Carter at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at the South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Durham County Library will host Creek Week Program: The Water We Drink: Past, Present and Future on Thursday, March 17, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library is excited to announce the inaugural Teen Lit Fest on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Main library. You’ll have a chance to meet and learn from popular young adult authors and poets by attending author talks and workshops. There will be free food, swag and activities throughout […]