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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.

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Summer Reading Kickoff Goes County-wide June 17 & 18

June 15, 2011

Join us for this year’s Summer Reading Kickoff Festivals!

For the first time ever, the Festivals will be held at every library throughout Durham County. Each celebration will have a carnival feel and will feature activities, games, refreshments, giveaways, music connected to a world theme and free RIF books for children.

The 2011 summer reading theme is ‘One World, Many Stories’ and the library has planned an exciting summer of world-class reading fun. Everyone will get an opportunity to ‘visit and explore’ any continent, country, city, town or village to learn about world cultures, dress, food, music and more.

Join us for the kickoff and throughout the summer, and enjoy “One world, many stories.”

Here’s the kickoff schedule:

Day/Date/Time:             Friday, June 17, 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Locations:                            
Bragtown Library & Family Literacy Center,
3200 Dearborn Dr.
McDougald Terrace Community Library, 1101 Lawson St.

 

Day/Date/Time:             Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Locations:                           
Main Library,
300 N. Roxboro St.
East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln.
North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd.
South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd.
Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.

Cost:                                       Free and open to the public

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Friends Book Sorters Win Commissioners’ Community Circle Award

May 23, 2011

Tonight at the County Commissioners’ meeting, the Friends Book Sorters will receive the Commissioner’s Community Circle Award. This award recognizes the outstanding dedication and extraordinary services provided by community organizations to Durham’s citizens.

The Friends Book Sorters — the group of 20+ volunteers who run the book sales — are behind-the-scenes workers whose labor and retail acumen fund the generous contributions of the Friends of the Durham Library to library programs and services.

It’s difficult (and painful, too!) to imagine our library without the Friends’ support. There would be no library newsletter, no Season’s Readings, no RIF book giveaway during Summer Reading. There would be no Wii games at the library, no book club kits, no LDC projectors in the meeting rooms and no computer classes outside Main Library. And those are just some of the obvious things that library patrons would notice right away.

Library customers and staff depend on support from the Friends. Last year, the Friends gave the library $100,000 for dozens of projects ranging from scholarships for library staff to attend college, to a machine that cleans and repairs CDs and DVDs.

Anyone can support the Friends (http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php) by becoming a member and by shopping at the booksales. If you would like to become involved as a Friends volunteer, or if you have questions about the Friends, please email the library’s staff liaison to the Friends, Anastasia Bush, at abush@durhamcountync.gov.