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The Violets of March

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 […]

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The God Delusion

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 […]

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Bossypants

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 […]

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Big Library Read Features American Sniper

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, […]

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Teen Lit Fest Coming April 23

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 […]

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