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Reading recommendations

We offer several online tools to help you choose what to read next. (Of course, you can also always ask a librarian at your favorite library location for recommendations.)

My Next 5

Get personalized reading recommendations from Durham County Library staff. Fill out the online form to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A librarian will review your info and reply within three days with a list of the next five books you should read!

NoveList Plus

Discover new books with this comprehensive database of books for all ages. It includes recommendations, articles, and lists for your fiction and nonfiction needs. You’ll need your library card number to log in if you’re not in a library building. More about NoveList >>

Reading recommendation emails

Subscribe to one of our email newsletters to have reading recommendations delivered right to your inbox. Choose from topics like the weekly New York Times bestseller list, graphic novels, armchair traveler reads, and so much more. Each newsletter comes with links directly to the library’s catalog, so you can easily place holds on items that interest you.

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Upcoming book programs

Graphic Novel Talk for Teens

Monday, September 27, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm


What's your favorite Graphic Novel or Comic?  Join Teen Librarian, Archie Burke, to share your favorite anime characters and storylines!  Pick up a free comic at East Regional Library if you register!

Ages: Teen, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds

Registration required

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

Monday, October 04, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This month the Durham County Library Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club will conclude our discussion of Frank Herbert's masterpiece Dune. 

Ages: Adult, Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds, High School, Senior Citizen, Teen

Registration required

Neurodiversity Book Club- Divergent Mind

Monday, October 04, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Main Library

"Divergent Mind is a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are “different.” Sharing real stories from women with high sensitivity, ADHD, autism, misophonia, dyslexia, SPD and more,...

Registration required

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