Posts Tagged ‘Durham’


Harry and the Potters Rock the Casbah

July 19, 2011

Nationally known rock band Harry and the Potters returned to Durham to celebrate the opening of the final movie in the series: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Fans packed the Casbah in downtown Durham as the band rocked Harry Potter related tunes.

Thanks to the Durham Library Foundation for sponsoring the band’s return to the Bull City.




July 1, 2008

Welcome to DURHAM BY THE BOOK, the Durham County Library blog. My name is Skip Auld, and I’ve been library director at Durham County Library for two years. This blog is our new attempt to communicate with our community. It’s a two-way street, so please comment here or call or email me (919-560-0160 …

As I write, I’m at the American Library Association annual conference getting ready to accept an Innovation in Technology award for our wiki ( We used it last year as we planned the future of library services together with you. We’ll continue using it as we plan this summer and fall for our Main Library building renovation. We’re trying to make sure we meet critical needs in Durham for education, uplift, and quality of life.

I picked up a bumper sticker at one of my meetings a couple of days ago:

A city with a great library
is a
great city.

I like that. Let’s work together to make it happen.

Skip Auld, “Saying Yes to the Community: Building a Customer-Centered Library”