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Durham County Library News & Events for Dec., Jan. and Feb. 2008

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L oc a t i o n s & H o u r s

D i r e c t o r ’s M e s s a g e To read director Skip Auld’s Blog, Durham by the Book, go to: http://dbtb.wordpress.com/

Main Library

Hours:

300 N. Roxboro St., 560–0100 Children’s Unit, 560-0130 Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 2 – 6 p.m.

Regionals

East Regional:

Hours:

North Regional:

Hours:

211 Lick Creek Ln., 560-0203 Children’s Unit, 560-0214 Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 2 – 6 p.m. 221 Milton Rd., 560-0231 Children’s Unit, 560-0232 Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 2 – 6 p.m.

Branches

Parkwood Branch: 5122 Revere Rd., 560-0260

Hours:

Stanford L. Warren Branch:

Hours:

Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. 2 – 6 p.m. 1201 Fayetteville St., 560-0270 Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Community Libraries

Bragtown:

Hours:

3200 Dearborn Dr., 560-0210 Mon. – Fri. 2 – 6 p.m.

McDougald Terrace: 1101 Lawson St., 560–0240 Hours:

Mon. – Fri.  2 – 6 p.m.

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation.

This fall in many ways marks the culmination of development of a Regional Library System for Durham. We closed Southwest Library on November 3 to begin construction of a facility that will expand from 10,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet. November 18 was the groundbreaking for the third of our “prototype” regional libraries, the South Regional Library at the site of the former Lowe’s Grove School near Research Triangle Park. And on November 11, SmithGroup Architects presented a report on the Main Library Planning and Programming Study, which will define the services and resources to be provided in a major renovation of Main Library in just a few years. To begin with, let’s talk about the Regional Libraries. East was first to open, in June 2006. North followed in January 2007. South, which will open around March 2010, was the third regional library designed by the Freelon Group. Because new library service models were being adopted in Durham County Library, we included some of these new ideas in the design of South. Among other things, South will have more merchandising and display shelving, a vending area for food and drink in the library, a single service desk where all librarians will greet customers as they enter the library (rather than separate children’s and adult service desks), and more self-check options with greater opportunity for staff to help customers finding materials and using the library. Southwest Regional Library will be a completely new design, even though all four of the regional libraries will be 25,000 square feet. Because Southwest is a renovation of 10,000 square feet plus an addition of 15,000 square feet, we had an opportunity working with Cherry Huffman Architects to implement some of the new service models. For example, at the first three regionals, the Teen Zones have been great successes. The Teen Zone at Southwest will be equipped with computers, seating, etc. Also, it’ll be right next to the Vending Area. Another built-in feature at Southwest is the Holds Pick-Up area, which is something new in self-service that has been very successful in our libraries. And that brings us to Main Library. In early 2009, our Planning & Programming Study team will present its report to the Board of County Commissioners. What we learned on November 11 was that we have planned for a great library renovation project, with a new entrance facing Liberty Street and many more windows. That’ll mean much daylight throughout the building. We’ll demolish the central stairwells and the elevators on the interior of the building in order to refloor the second and third levels and create vast, flexible, open spaces throughout. We’ll have a new lobby at the Liberty Street entrance and space for an art gallery. At one point a few months ago, I said in a blog entry in Durham by the Book that “A City with a Great Library is a Great City!” Well . . . Durham as a City AND Durham as a County has a Great Library System with several Great Libraries. Think of the absolutely wonderful and historic Stanford L. Warren Library. Think of the awards that North and East Regional Libraries have won for being LEED-certified “green” libraries. Think of the collections that we are working ever harder to make more responsive to the needs of all of you throughout the Durham community. Think of the computers and website and Internet access that you and so many of our fellow Durhamites can use across a wide range of hours throughout every week from Sundays through Saturdays. Think of the welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff who work for all of YOU at all our libraries! We are truly blessed.

This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

www.durhamcountylibrary.org Skip Auld, Director of Durham County Library



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In this issue

The Friends of the Durham Library proudly introduces

Book Sales All Year!

Locations & Hours............................. p. 2 Message from the Director............... p. 2 Wrap-a-rama ..................................... p. 3 Children’s Programs.....................p. 4 – 9

beginning December 6, 2008 with the first ever

Teen Programs......................... p. 10 – 12

What? Free gift wrap of satellite book sale purchases

Adult Programs........................ p. 13 – 17

When? Saturday, December 6, 2008 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where? Satellite book sale locations — East Regional Library, Main Library, North Regional Library, Parkwood Branch Library, Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

Bookmobile Schedule......................p. 18 programas en Español (Spanish Programs)......................... p. 18 Friends of the Durham Library.............................................. p. 19

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Program Guide

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT (all ages) mondays, Dec. 1 - saturdays, Feb. 28 Enjoy a pre-cut craft with instructions. The instruction sheet includes book titles to support each craft’s theme, encouraging parents and children to create their own storytime. A new craft is provided each month.

Within each section, events are arranged by location and then date. If you’d like to search events by other criteria, please go to the library’s program calendar at www.durhamcountylibrary.org.

LAPSIT STORYTIME (0 - 23 months) mondays, Dec. 1 - Feb. 23; 10:30 a.m. Stories, finger-plays, music and more! Parent and child only.

TODDLER TIME (2-year-olds)

Many programs require registration. Check listings for more information.

Wednesdays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 25; 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more! Parent and child only.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (ages 3 - 5)

The entire library system will be closed:

Tuesdays, Dec. 2 - Feb. 24; 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more! Parent and child only.

GROUP TIME SPECIAL (ages 2 - 6)

Main Library

Wednesday, December 24 to sunday, December 28

Pre-registration is required for ALL programs, except as noted.

monday, December 31 after 6:00p.m. to Thursday January 1

For more info: 560-0130 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

monday, January 19

SANTA’S MAILBOX (ages 2 - 6)

RecuRRing PRogRams mondays, Dec. 1 - 15 Drop off a letter for Santa at the Main Library Children’s Desk by Dec. 15th and receive one in the mail in return! Be sure to write your full name and address clearly!

Thursdays, Dec. 4 – Feb. 26; 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a different program each week based on a favorite character from the picture book collection. Stories, movies, music, crafts, games and more! Designed for daycares and preschool groups.

SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME (ages 2 - 6) saturdays, Dec. 6 - Feb. 28; 10:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more!

LITTLE KIDS MOVIE TIME (ages 2 - 6) Fridays, Dec. 12 - Feb. 27; 2:30 p.m. Watch a movie taken from a book in the collection. Appropriate for young children – groups/parent & child welcome.

DRAWING FOR KIDS (ages 6 - 12) alternate saturdays, Dec. 13 - Feb. 7; 2 p.m. Learn drawing techniques using pencils and crayons.

SWEET SONGS WITH BARBRA LAIRD (ages 2 - 6) alternate Thursdays, Dec. 4 – Feb 26; 10:30 a.m. Music, instruments, finger-plays, stories and more!

MOVERS AND SHAKERS WITH SHERIKA HILL (ages 2 - 6) alternate Thursdays, Dec. 11 – Feb 19; 10:30 a.m. Move your muscles! Enjoy music, dance and lots of fun.

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php



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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF (ages 2 - 6) A VIST FROM SANTA (ages 2-6) December 23; 10:30 a.m. Come and meet Santa, hear a story and sing songs. A free picture with Santa for all!

saturdays, Jan. 3 - Jan. 31; 10:30 a.m. If you love Laura Numeroff’s stories, you’ll love this program series. Each week one of Numeroff’s stories is shared, immediately followed by an “Easy Does It” cooking class.


C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s BLACK HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST (ages 6 - 16) Feb. 1 - Feb. 23 Pick up an application at the Main Library Children’s Unit desk. Write a story about a famous AfricanAmerican of your choice. Best essay will receive a prize; to be awarded on February 28.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Emperor’s New Clothes 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Movie, music and craft. Registration required.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Three Little Pigs 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story, music and craft.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY COLORING CONTEST (ages Preschool - second grade) January 1 - 19 Pick up a coloring sheet of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – complete and return for display. Best picture receives a prize. Prize will be awarded January 26.

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PRESIDENT’S DAY TRIVIA CONTEST (grade 3 - 6) February 1 - 16 Pick up a trivia sheet on the presidents Washington and Lincoln. The student who answers the most questions correct wins a prize! Prize will be awarded February 23.

CRAFT CORNER: SNOWFLAKE WORKSHOP 2 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Learn how to make beautiful snowflakes for holiday and winter-time decorating. This program is recommended for children ages 6 to 12; scissors and cutting will be involved. 23 A VISIT FROM SANTA 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Meet Santa, hear a story and sing songs. A free picture with Santa for all!

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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story: “If You Give a Pig a Pancake.“ Cooking Class: Making Pancakes.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Gingerbread Man 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story, music and craft.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: Little Red Riding Hood 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story, music and craft. WALT DISNEY BIRTHDAY SPECIAL 2:30 p.m.; ages 6 - 11 Come and celebrate the birthday of Walt Disney with a Disney movie, a craft and a special treat!

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org

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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.“ Cooking Class: Decorating Cookies.

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BAKING WITH THE GINGERBREAD MAN 10:30 a.m. ; ages 2 - 6 Come bake and decorate gingerbread men and listen to a story!

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Three Bears 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story, music and movie.

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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Registration required. Story: “If You Give a Moose a Muffin.“ Cooking Class: Enhancing Muffins.

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CRAFT CORNER: SOCK PUPPET WORKSHOP 2 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Learn how to make a sock puppet of your very own! Parent and child only.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: Corduroy 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Movie, music and coloring project.

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Parents and caregivers of children ages 3 – 5 are invited to attend this early literacy workshop

Monday, February 23 • 6:30 – 8 p.m. Main Library Auditorium 300 N. Roxboro St. Learn how to prepare preschoolers for reading and writing. Child care providers and preschool teachers will receive two continuing education credits. Pre-registration required.

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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story: “If You Give a Cat a Cupcake.“ Cooking Class: Icing Cupcakes.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Three Billy Goats Gruff 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 6 Story, music and games.

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COOKING WITH LAURA NUMEROFF 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story: “If You Give a Pig a Party.“ Cooking Class: Party Trail Mix.

For more info: Courtney Lumpkin at 560-0156, or crlumpkin@durhamcountync.gov.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Cat in the Hat 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Movie, music and coloring project

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: A Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day Special! 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Movie, snacks, music and more.

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LOVE TALE - A VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL! 2 p.m.; ages 2 - 6 Stories, music, movie, crafts and a valentine from the ones who love you: “The Durham County Library!”

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For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

For more info: 560-0214 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

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MONDAY MAYHEM STORYTIME (ages 0 - 5)

TAKE AND MAKE CRAFTS (ages 3 - 5)

mondays, Dec. 1 - Feb. 23; 10:30 a.m. Children from infancy to preschool enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts.

Monthly crafts. One per child. No more than 10 per group.

MONDAY MORNING @ THE MOVIES (ages 0 - 5) mondays, Dec. 1, 22, 29, Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 2 - 23; 10 a.m. Movies last no more than 45 minutes.

TODDLERS TREASURE STORYTIME (2-year-olds) WHAT’S IN YOUR GARDEN? mondays, Dec. 1, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2; 10:30 a.m. Master Gardener Melissa Young will teach and demonstrate how to plant seeds in the winter and transplant them to the outdoors in the spring.

Tuesdays, Dec. 2 - Feb. 24 except Dec. 23; 10:30 a.m. Toddlers treasure stories that captivate their minds. Join us as we dive into a good book, sway to smooth tunes and unlock the gift of craft making in your toddlers. Registration required.

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GROUP TIME SPECIAL: Frog and Toad 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Movie, music and puppet craft. ALICE IN WONDERLAND TEA PARTY 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Come dressed as your favorite character and enjoy treats, music, a story and a craft! CRAFT CORNER: FINGER PUPPET THEATER 2 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Learn how to make finger puppets using common household materials. After you make your puppets, put on a simple play using our Finger Puppet Theater. GROUP TIME SPECIAL: The Little Red Hen 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 6 Story and coloring project.

mondays - Fridays, Dec. 1 - Feb. 27; 3:30 p.m. Be creative. Join us for an arts and crafts activity.

HOMEWORK HELP (ages 6 - 18) mondays - Fridays, Dec. 1 - Feb. 26; 3:30 p.m. Assistance with homework for all school-age children.

WACKY WEDNESDAY STORYTIME (ages 1 - 5) Wednesdays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 18; 10:30 a.m. Children from infancy to preschool enjoy stories, songs, finger-plays and crafts.

GUESS WHO! (ages 6 - 18) mondays - Fridays, Feb.2 - Feb. 27; 2 p.m. Guess a new name weekly of a famous AfricanAmerican. The person who identifies the most will win a prize. Winner will be announced on February 27.

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Tuesdays, Dec. 2 - Jan. 27 except Dec.23; 11:20 a.m. Baby & Caregiver storytime, join us for stories, rhymes, music & fingerplays. Registration is required.

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This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

BABY & ME LAPSIT STORYTIME

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IT’S SNOWING INSIDE Tuesday; 4 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Learn how to make different types of snowflakes to decorate your bedroom or family room. HOLIDAY MOVIE SPECIAL monday; 3: 30 p.m.; all ages Watch a Disney movie while enjoying some holiday goodies.

WHIMSICAL STORYTIME FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS (ages 3 - 5) Wednesdays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 25; 10:30 a.m. After your morning prima colazione (breakfast) head on over to our whimsical storytime and lend your delightful eyes and ears forward for a fascinating book, afterwards indulge in child inspired tunes and finally intrigue yourselves with our hand selected craft for you to assemble. Registration required.


C h i l d r e n’s P r o g r a m s To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org

SPANISH FOR TOTS Thursdays, Dec. 4 Feb. 26; 10:30 a.m. Have fun with greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, the weather and more! For ages 3 - 5 years.

M c D o u g a l d T e r r ac e For more info: 560-0240 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org RecuRRing PRogRams

ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT STORIES WITH MISS OLIVIA (ages 3 - 12)

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saturdays, Dec. 6, 13, Jan. 3, 10, Feb. 7 and 14; 10 a.m. Storytelling with Miss Olivia.

DECEMBER FESTIVE HOLIDAY MOVIES (ages 3 - 12) saturdays, Dec. 6 - 20; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Holiday movies for kids. Movie lasts between 1 1/2- 2 hours.

sundays, Dec. 7, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1; 3 p.m. Gaming for kids!!

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January 20 10 BOOK & VIDEO SWAP PARTY saturday; 2:30 p.m.; ages 3 - 12 Bring your old books and videos (in good condition) to swap. 21

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CRAFT Wednesday ; all Day; ages 2 - 12 Come in and pick up your Black History Month Craft, you may complete the craft @ the library or take it home.

FUN WITH MUSIC & DANCE (all ages) mondays, Jan. 12, 15, and Feb. 4; 3 p.m.

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VIDEO GAMES @ THE LIBRARY (ages 6 - 12)

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SUPERHERO PARTY Friday; 4:30 p.m.; ages 5 - 12 Party like a superhero! Come dressed as your favorite book superhero and join other superheroes as we take over the literary world. Come in peace as we band together to enjoy snacks and a few good stories. Registration required. BLACK HISTORY TRIVIA GAME CONTEST monday; 6 p.m.; ages 6 - 15 Hey kids, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Black History. Come to the East Regional Library and pick up your study sheets, study them at the library or at home and then come in and take the Black History Trivia Game test and receive prizes based on the number of questions you answered correctly. You will also be given the answer sheet to take home.

VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFT Friday; 4:30 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Come and make a special craft for someone special. Registration required. AMERICAN GIRL PARTY Friday; 4:30 p.m.; ages 5 - 12 Bring your American Girl dolls or dress up as your favorite doll. Enjoy old fashioned games and a dress up relay. Registration required. EAST KIDS PRODUCTION — A BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM saturday; 3 p.m.; ages 3 - 15 This program will be made up of kids who wish to do a brief report on African-American people in honor of Black History Month. All kids are welcome to participate. You may dress as the subject of your report. Parents, family and friends are encouraged to come and support. Registration required.

TUTORIAL/ HOMEWORK HELP (ages 13 - 19) Wednesdays, Jan. 21 and Feb. 9; 3 p.m.

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TEEN COUNCIL MEETING monday; 3 p.m.; all ages

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MOVIE SPECIAL Wednesday; 3 p.m.; all ages

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HOLIDAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES monday; 2:30 p.m.; 5-year-olds

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AFTERNOON POETRY WORKSHOP Wednesday; 2:30 p.m.; all ages

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ARTS & CRAFT WORKSHOP Tuesday; 3 p.m.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING WORKSHOP Thursday; 3 p.m.; all ages

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MAGIC TRICKS Wednesday; 3 p.m.; ages 13 - 19

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NAME THAT FACE CONTEST Tuesday; 3 p.m.

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BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM Thursday; 3 p.m.

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE CRAFT Wednesday; 3 p.m.

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Nor th Regional For more info: 560-0234 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

wood library to make your very own Holiday Cookie House. This program is for children of all ages, to participate please register online.

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GRAHAM CRACKER “GINGERBREAD” HOUSES Wednesday, 6 p.m.; ages 3 - 12 Join us as we tell some stories and get out the frosting, gum drops, marshmallows and chocolate and make miniature “gingerbread” houses! PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! WINTER STORYTIME monday, 11 a.m.; ages 3 - 12 Join us for a winter-themed storytime full of songs and great books! Participants will also make their own candy skier (Picaboo Sweet) and decorate a gift perfect for their mom, dad or grandparent! A CHRISTMAS STORY Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.; ages 3 - 15 Join us for a special presentation of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story!” The movie will be followed by a craft program and COOKIES! Of course, we will also have a great selection of titles for you to check out for that long drive/flight to your Great-Aunt Clara’s house.

1ST-3RD BOOKCLUB (ages 6 - 11) Wednesdays, Jan. 7 and Feb. 4; 4:45 p.m. Join us for Parkwood’s 1st-3rd Bookclub where we will discuss books, make crafts and have fun. Each month a new book will be assigned, please pick up a copy of the book at the Main Desk and register online for the program beforehand.

RHYMETIME (0 - 23 months) mondays, Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 2 - 23; 10:30 a.m. Join us for rhymes, songs, dances and fingerplays. For ages 0-3 years old.

STORYTIME (ages 3 - 5) Tuesdays, Jan. 13 - Feb. 24; 10:30 a.m. Join us for songs, books, crafts and more in our storytime.

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MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS mondays, Dec. 8, 22, Jan. 15, Feb. 2 and 16; 10:30 a.m. Join us for crafts perfect for preschool age children. There is no cost, but bring your creativity!

DROP IN STORYTIME (ages 3 - 5) Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 2 - Feb. 26; 10:30 a.m. A great fun storytime designed for toddlers and preschoolers that is full of songs, action and great books!

GAMERKIDS! (ages 2 - 6) saturdays, Dec. 6 Jan. 31 Feb. 21; 1 p.m.; Join us for MASSIVE videogaming fun with the Nintendo Wii and/or Xbox 360!

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php



CELEBRATE NATIONAL PECULIAR PEOPLE DAY! saturday, 11 a.m.; ages 3 - 12 Join us for crazy songs, odd rhymes and weird stories about peculiar people!

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SPECIAL VALENTINES STORYTIME monday, 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 6 Crafts, cookies and of course stories galore! Preregistration is required!

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P a r k wood For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org RecuRRing PRogRams Wednesdays, Dec. 3 - 17; 10:30 a.m. and 11: 15 a.m. Enjoy music, songs, fingerplays, stories and instruments! For ages 6 to 23 months. Sign up for one time per week only. Registration required.

In celebration of the holiday season, come to the Park-

SATURDAY MUSIC TIME WITH ART HOLLANDER saturday; 2 p.m.; ages 3 - 12 Families and children of all ages, welcome ART HOLLANDER for a Saturday Musical Extravaganza!!

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HOLIDAY COOKIE STORYTIME Tuesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 0 - 5 In celebration of the holiday season, instead of our regular storytime, we will be decorating holiday cookies. This program is for children five and under.

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STORYTIME WITH ART HOLLANDER Tuesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 12 Welcome ART HOLLANDER for a special storytime of music and fun. For families and children of all ages.

MISS MARGARET’S LAPSITTERS (0 - 23 months)

HOLIDAY COOKIE HOUSES (0 - 23 months)

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1ST-3RD BOOKCLUB Wednesday; 4:45 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Join us for our monthly book club in which we have fun, discover new books and make crafts. Register online or at the Parkwood Branch. We will be reading “Cam Jansen and the Triceratops Pops Mystery.” Pick up your copy of the book at the Front Desk. Registration required.


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FAMILY STORYTIME Wednesday; 7 p.m.; all ages Join us for our family storytime.

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BLACK HISTORY BINGO Tuesday; 4 p.m.; ages 6 - 12 Learn Black History while playing a fun game, prizes awarded.

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TWO BELLS Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 12 Enjoy a presentation of storytelling and singing with this great duo in a Christmas setting.

TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 5 Theme: Valentine with stories, songs and crafts.

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TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 Theme: All About Christmas

TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 5 Storytelling with song, dance, crafts, flannel boards, etc.

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KIDDIE DAY AT THE MOVIES Friday; 3 p.m.; ages 5 - 12 Come enjoy a free day at the movies with your favorite characters. Call to check for movie title.

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TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 2 - 5 Come hear storytelling with singing and a craft.

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KIDDIE DAY AT THE MOVIES Friday; 3 p.m. Come enjoy a free day at the movies with your favorite characters. Call for movie title.

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CRAFT DAY monday, Dec.1 - saturday, Dec. - 6; all Day monday, Dec. 15 - Tuesday, Dec. 23; all Day monday, Jan. 12 - saturday, Jan. 17; all Day monday, Jan. 26 - saturday, Jan. 31; all Day monday, Feb. 9 - saturday, Feb. 14; all Day monday, Feb. 23 - saturday, Feb. 28; all Day

Come in to pick up an exciting craft. For ages 5 - 11 years.

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TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 Come have some fun with an exciting story and a song, a craft.

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TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 Theme: Getting acquainted with Martin Luther King, Jr. toddler style.

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KIDDIE DAY AT THE MOVIES Friday; 3 p.m.; ages 5 - 12 Enjoy a free day at the movies with your favorite characters. Call for movie title.

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TODDLER STORYTIME Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 Come hear a fun filled story, enjoy a song and do a craft or an activity.

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STORYTIME WITH WILLA BRIGHAM Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.; ages 3 - 5 Come have fun singing, clapping and telling a story with world renowned storyteller Willa Brigham.

February 3

FISH THE MAGISH Tuesday; 4 p.m.; ages 2 - 99 Enjoy Fish the Magish storytelling with magical surprises.

The Unexpected @ Your Library

movies, music & more Downloadables Did you know you can download books, audiobooks and videos from the library? Enjoy great material without ever leaving the comfort of your home. (NCLive password required.)

DVDs Who needs the high prices and fees of movie rental stores? The library offers DVDs for free! You can borrow up to five DVDs for up to a week.

cDs Want to listen to lots of music for free? From Mariah Carey to Josh Groban, the library has something for everyone.

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Teen Programs TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

Thursday, Jan. 8; 3:30 p.m. Teens, you can shape the future of your library.

Thursday, Feb. 5; 3:30 p.m. Teens, you can shape the future of your library.

ANIME CLUB Thursday, Jan. 15; 4:00 p.m. See the latest Japanese animation on a giant screen!

MARIO KART TOURNAMENT Tuesday, Jan. 20; 2:00 p.m. Compete for the Mario Kart championship of Main Library.

WII! IT’S TUESDAY! Tuesdays, Jan. 27 - 24; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games and board games!

WII! IT’S TUESDAY! Tuesdays, Dec. 30 - Jan. 13; Main Library For more info: 560-0122 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org WII! IT’S TUESDAY! Tuesdays, Dec. 2 - 16; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games and board games!

3:30 p.m.

Play your favorite Wii games and board games!

GUITAR HERO TOURNAMENT Wednesday, Feb. 11; 2:00 p.m. Compete for the Main Library Guitar Hero championship! Registration required.

ANIME CLUB

MERRY MUNCHIES

Thursday, Feb. 19; 4:00 p.m. See the latest Japanese animation on a giant screen!

Wednesday, Dec. 3; 2:00 p.m. Nutritionist CASEY WARDLAW shares healthy holiday treats and recipes.

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TEEN ADVISORY BOARD Thursday, Dec. 4; 3:30 p.m. Teens, you can shape the future of your library.

For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

TEEN TIME Thursdays, Dec. 4, 11, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 12, 26; 3:30 p.m. Time for teens.

BEAUTY TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ANIME CLUB Thursday, Dec. 18; 4:00 p.m. See the latest Japanese animation on a giant screen!

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

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BLACK HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST sunday, Feb. 1 - monday, Feb. 23; all Day Write a story about a famous African-American and turn it in to the Children’s Unit. The winner will receive their prize after February 23rd.

WRITE ON! Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - 24; 6:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices. Registration required.

Wednesday, Dec. 10; 4 p.m. Independent Senior Sales Director Jean Tatum will demonstrate basic skin care techniques. Learn how to preserve the beauty of your skin.

GAMING @ BRAGTOWN Wednesday, Dec. 17 Jan. 21 and Feb.18; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii Games at the library with your friends.


Teen Programs

E a st R e g i o n a l For more info: 560-0213 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Thursday, Dec. 4; 6:30 p.m. Join our Teen Advisory Group to plan programs and recommend books, CDs and DVDs. Make friends and earn service or volunteer hours.

HOMEWORK HELP Fridays, Dec.5 - Feb.27 (closed Dec. 26); from 3:305:30p.m.; ages 8-18. Math and English tutoring with Jan Powell. Call Reference Desk 560-0213 for appointment.

WII FUN Thursday, Dec. 11; 6:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games at the Library!

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Thursday, Feb. 5; 6:30 p.m. Join our group! Help us plan upcoming teen programs, and enjoy snacks! Suggest new books, CDs and DVDs for your library.

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH JACQUELINE THOMAS Thursday, Feb. 12; 6:30 p.m. Teen and adult author, Jacqueline Thomas, will read from her books and discuss writing. Join us for a joyous celebration of Black History Month with this inspiring author.

MOVIE NIGHT OUT! Thursday, Feb. 19; 6:30 p.m. Call for title/rating

MERRY MUNCHIES

TRIVIA GAME − DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. Wednesday, Jan. 14; 4 p.m.

Answer questions about Dr. King. The person who guesses the most correct answers wins a prize.

saturday, Dec. 13; 1 p.m. Teens and adults learn to prepare easy, healthy snacks in an effort to start the New Year off on a good nutritional track.

MOVIE NIGHT OUT! Thursday, Dec. 18; 6:30 p.m. Call for title/rating.

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP Thursday, Jan. 8; 6:30 p.m. Come help us plan upcoming teen programs, eat snacks and make friends! Suggest books, CDs and DVDs for your Library!

WII FUN Thursday, Jan. 15; 6:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii sports game!

MOVIE NIGHT OUT! MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOP Tuesday, Feb. 17; 4 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with a Music Production workshop presented by local musician and producer Willie Hill.

Thursday, Jan. 22; 6:30 p.m. Call for title/rating

TEEN CRAFT

WII FUN! Thursday, Feb. 26; 6:30 p.m.

Play your favorite Wii game.

Thursday, Jan. 29; 6:30 p.m. Make crafts with Janet Levy.

WII GAMING TOURNAMENT @ BRAGTOWN Wednesday, Feb. 25; 3:30 p.m. Earn your right to brag @ Bragtown as Wii Game Champ.

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Nor th Regional For more info: 560-0236 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org GUITAR HERO TOURNAMENT mondays, Dec. 1 and Jan. 5, Feb. 2; 2:45 p.m. Compete in the North Regional Guitar Hero Tournament!

GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR TEENS Thursday, Jan. 8; 3 p.m. Graphic design tips & tricks on the computer! Registration required.

WEB DESIGN FOR TEENS Thursday, Feb. 5; 3 p.m. Web design tips & tricks! Registration required.

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Wednesday, Feb. 11; 1:30 p.m. Rebel against Valentine’s Day with an array of morbid activities, crafts & food!

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP

Tuesdays, Dec. 2, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3; 3 p.m. Teens you can shape the future of your library!

www.durhamcountylibrary.org/ readers.php

WII WEDNESDAY Wednesdays, Dec. 3 - Feb. 25; 3 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games @ the library!

ANIMANGA CLUB Fridays, Dec. 5 - Feb. 20; 3 p.m. Watch Anime films, discuss your favorite anime & manga and eat Japanese treats.

DIY RECYCLING CRAFT mondays, Dec. 8, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Create your own recycled masterpiece; check for the featured craft!

LAUGHS AND GAGS MOVIE CLUB Tuesdays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13 and Feb. 10; 2:45 p.m. Watch a flick after school.

SCRAP EXCHANGE WORKSHOP Tuesday, Dec. 16; 3 p.m. Get creative with recycled materials!!

SWEET EATS & HOLIDAY TREATS Thursday, Dec. 18; 3 p.m. Come hang out and make seasonal treats.

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

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FELT FASHIONS Wednesday, Feb. 18; 1:30 p.m. Create your own masterpiece out of felt

P a r k wood For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

ANIME CLUB Wednesdays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11; 7 p.m.

Join us for aNiMe CLuB to watch anime, read manga and share fan art. For ages 12+.

1337 FRIFSTERS Wednesday, Dec. 17, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25; 7 p.m. 1337 Frifsters (which means Elite Gamers) is a gaming program in which we will play a different video game each month. For ages 12+. Registration required.

TEEN CRAFTS/CHESS saturday, Jan. 3 - Feb. 28; 10 a.m. Crafts that teens can make. Beginner’s chess.

ANIME CLUB Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11; 7 p.m. Come to Parkwood Library to watch an anime movie or episode. Share artwork and learn about the anime and manga that the library has to offer.

TEEN CRAFTS/CHESS saturday, Feb. 28; 10 a.m. Crafts for teens. Beginner’s chess.

S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n For more info: 560-0270 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org TEEN DAY AT THE MOVIES Friday, January 30; 3 p.m. Teens can enjoy a free day at the movies. Call for movie title.


Ad u l t P r o g r a m s information, such as books and locations, on our meetup site (http://bookclub.meetup.com/1058/) or feel free to call Jennifer at 560-0125 or Autumn at 560-0122.

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT: JEWISH LITERATURE sunday, Jan. 4; 2:30 p.m. Durham County Library book discussion series, Let’s Talk About It! Jewish Literature Identity and Imagination (LTAI). Explore Jewish culture and literature. The theme is “A Mind of Her Own: Fathers and Daughters in a Changing World.” Book to be discussed is BEE SEASON, by Myla Goldberg. Registration required.

ART WITH THE EXPERTS

Main Library For more info: 560-0130 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org All computer programs: Registration required. ESOL CLASSES

sunday, Jan. 11; 3 p.m. Curators from the Nasher Museum of Art will lead an interactive slideshow and discussion about the exhibition “A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections.”

PLAYMAKERS DIRECTOR’S TALK — THE GLASS MENAGERIE

mondays, Dec. 1 – Feb. 23; 4 p.m. Learn the noble art of chess and practice your game.

Tuesday, Jan. 13; 7 p.m. Libby Appel, visiting director of “The Glass Menagerie“ at PlayMakers Repertory Company, will discuss the challenges of bringing Tennessee Williams’ complex memory play to the stage. Kimball King, retired UNC professor, will give an overview of Williams’ work and legacy.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL

ORGANIZE DON’T AGONIZE

saturday, Dec. 6; 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, format and save a basic spreadsheet. Explore basic formulas, functions and charts. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Thursday, Jan. 15; 7 p.m. Are you embarrassed to have people come to your home? Are you constantly looking for things? Can you get your car in the garage? Don’t know where to start? This class offers info on why we have clutter, why we can’t get rid of it and gives suggestions on where and how to get started! Registration required.

English for Speakers of Other Languages. Contact Judy Quijano 560-0157 for registration and information.

ALL AGES CHESS

CRAFT NIGHT FOR ADULTS mondays, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, and Feb. 9; 7 p.m. If you think you are too old for crafts, think again! Main Library is hosting local artist and Durham County Library employee Janet Levy for a variety of adult crafts. Crafts will vary every month, please contact Janet for more details. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT saturday, Dec. 13; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how to create professional looking presentations. Enter text and images, customize templates, and use slide transitions and other techniques. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

GENTEXT BOOK GROUP monday, Dec. 29; 8 p.m. GenteXt is a book group for people 21-40 that meets at Durham area bars and restaurants. You can find more

RESEARCHING YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ANCESTORS, 1850 TO THE PRESENT Thursdays, Jan. 22, 29; 1 p.m. These two classes will cover: 1) slave schedules in the U.S. census, 2) slaves in the Civil War, 3) Freedmen’s Bureau records (the bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen after the Civil War), 4) interpreting 19th-century census records, 5) problems of researching African-American genealogy. Individual questions and challenges will be discussed if time permits.

COMPUTER BASICS saturday, Jan 24; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn about the parts of the computer and the basics of using one including using the mouse, the basics of the Windows Operating System, making and managing folders and other important computer functions. For beginners.

THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP: AN INTRODUCTION sunday, Jan. 25; 3 p.m. Nearly a century ago, the Bloomsbury Group first took hold of the cultural imagination, their name becoming synonymous with wit, intelligence, political activism and avant-garde art and literature. Judith Ruderman, Duke University’s Vice Provost for Academic and Administrative Services, will provide an overview of the group, its members (which included Virginia Woolf) and their lasting contribution to literature and the arts. Registration required.

WEB/INTERNET BASICS saturday, Jan 31; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn how search engines work and how to use them more effectively, privacy and safety issues and some basic tricks to surfing the Internet with more awareness of potential security concerns. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

FILM SCREENING - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF sunday, Feb. 1; 2: 30 p.m. In conjunction with Let’s Talk About It: Jewish Literature, we will show this classic musical starring Chaim Topol as Tevye.

VITA TAX ASSISTANCE Wednesdays, Feb. 4 – 25; 5:30 p.m. saturdays, Feb. 7 and 21; 10 a.m. Income Tax Preparation Assistance

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL saturday, Feb. 7; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Set up a free email account and learn email basics. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

AUTHOR LESLIE BROWN AT HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER sunday, Feb.8; 3 p.m. Leslie Brown will read from her book, “Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South,” and discuss African-Americans’ history in Durham. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. For more information, call 560-0268. See page 17.

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Ad u l t P r o g r a m s INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD saturday, Feb. 14; 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn to create and print text documents. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Art with the Experts sunday, January 11 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL saturday, Feb. 21; 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, format and save a basic spreadsheet. Explore basic formulas, functions and charts. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Curators from the Nasher Museum of Art will lead an interactive slideshow and discussion about the exhibition “A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections.“

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

main library • 300 n. Roxboro st.

saturday, Feb. 28; 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Learn how to create professional looking presentations. Enter text and images, customize templates, and use slide transitions and other techniques. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Bloomsbury: An Introduction sunday, January 25 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nearly a century ago, the Bloomsbury group first took hold of the cultural imagination, their name becoming synonymous with wit, intelligence, political activism and avant-garde art and literature. Judith Ruderman, Duke University’s Vice Provost for Academic and Administrative Services, will provide an overview of the group, its members (which included Virginia Woolf) and their lasting contribution to literature and the arts. Free and open to the public.

main library • 300 n. Roxboro st. Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

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Join Durham county library for a book discussion that explores Jewish literature and culture, themed “a mind of Her own: Fathers and Daughters in a changing World.”

Discussion led by scholar Dr. sally ann Drucker, a professor at nassau community college & coordinator of the Jewish studies Project.

Myla Goldberg Bee season

Playmakers Director’s Talk Tuesday, January 13 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Libby Appel, director of “The Glass Menagerie“ at PlayMakers Repertory Company, will discuss the challenges of bringing Tennessee Williams’

Sunday, Jan. 4 2:30 p.m.

complex memory play to the stage.

Main Library 300 N. Roxboro St. Free & open to the public; space is limited. Register at www.durhamcountylibrary.org.

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main library • 300 n. n Roxboro st.


Ad u l t P r o g r a m s

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E a st R e g i o n a l

For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

For more info: 560-0130 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR

OVER FIFTY CROWD

Friday, Dec. 12, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13; 12 p.m. Meet and chat with your neighbors. Learn about the internet, health issues and more. Share ideas for future programs. Light lunch will be served. Registration required.

Tuesdays, Dec. 2 - Jan. 27; 10 a.m. Great discussions, great food! Learn about the neighborhood, the history of the area, great books, crafts, games, the Internet, health issues & more.

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Thursday, Dec. 11; 10 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including formatting data and entering formulas. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

NUTRITIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS Tuesday, Jan. 6; 7 p.m. Start off the New Year with a new nutritional lifestyle.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS monday, Jan. 12; 10 a.m. Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, Windows, the internet and other computer features. For beginners. Registration required.

BALLROOM DANCING WITH OVER FORTY STARS Tuesday, Dec. 2; 7 p.m. Introduction to ballroom dancing - Learn the introductory steps to the popular ballroom dances. Learn ballroom dancing with well-known choreographer Michael Harris. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

Guess How Many? Tuesday, Dec. 2 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

monday, Dec. 8; 10 a.m. Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, Windows and the internet and other computer features. For beginners. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL Tuesday, Dec. 9; 10 a.m. Set up a free email account and learn email basics. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD

Visit Bragtown Branch between December 1-19 and guess the number of Hershey Kisses in the container. The winner will be announced on December 23. Win holiday container and candy.

Wednesday, Dec. 10; 10 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

EAST REGIONAL BOOK CLUB Wednesday, Dec. 10; 7 p.m. We will read, laugh and wax sentimental about “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, and “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. Take your pick or read them both!

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL Tuesday, Jan. 13; 10 a.m. Set up a free email account and learn email basics. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD Wednesday, Jan. 14; 10 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

EAST REGIONAL BOOK CLUB Wednesday, Jan. 14; 7 p.m. We will read and talk about “Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling” by Ross King.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Thursday, Jan. 15; 10 a.m.

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including formatting data and entering formulas. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

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THE LAUGHTER CLUB Wednesday, Jan. 21; 7 p.m. Get ready to experience a full Laughter Club session! Carolina Health & Humor (Carolina HAHA) will give a jolly talk about benefits of therapeutic laughter, including the six habits of good-hearted living. Learn the secret Laughter Club handshake and the Hasya (Laughter) Yoga exercise.

THE GOSPEL IN JAZZ

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL

Wednesday, Feb. 11; 6:30 p.m. A brief history of gospel and jazz and how gospel transitioned into jazz.

Tuesdays, Dec. 2 and Feb. 3; 9:30 a.m. and monday, Jan. 5; 7:00 p.m. Learn how to create, edit, format and save a basic spreadsheet. Explore basic formulas, functions and charts. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

EAST REGIONAL BOOK CLUB Wednesday, Feb. 11; 7 p.m. We will read and talk about “Prague” by Arthur Phillips.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL Thursday, Feb. 12; 10 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, including formatting data and entering formulas. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

ORGANIZE YOUR FILES FOR TAX SEASON

BALLROOM DANCE VALENTINE GALA

Wednesday, Jan. 28; 7 p.m. Where’s my interest statement? Did I lose my medical receipts? If that sounds like you, come to this evening workshop and stop stewing over lost tax paperwork!

saturday, Feb. 14; 2:30 p.m. Participants of the Ballroom Dance Classes will put on a performance of the dances they have learned.

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

sunday, Feb. 22; 3 p.m. A brief history of gospel and jazz and how gospel transitioned into jazz.

monday, Feb. 09; 10 a.m. Learn to use the keyboard and mouse, Windows and the internet, and other computer features. For beginners. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO EMAIL Tuesday, Feb. 10; 10 a.m. Set up a free email account and learn email basics. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD Wednesday, Feb. 11; 10 a.m. Learn the basics of Microsoft Word. Prerequisite: completion of Introduction to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

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M c D o u g a l d T e r r ac e For more info: 560-0240 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org HOW TO SELF PUBLISH A BOOK Saturday, Jan. 24; 3 p.m. Do you have an idea for a book that you always wanted to have published? Come learn beneficial information about the publication process.

KNITTING Thursdays, Dec. 4 - Feb. 26; 7:00 p.m. Bring a pair of #10 knitting needles and a skein of smooth yarn.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB mondays, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, and Feb. 9; 7:00 p.m. Dec.: “Not a Creature Was Stirring“ by Jane Haddam Jan.: TBA Feb.: TBA

COMPUTER BASICS Wednesdays, Dec.10 and 17 and mondays, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2; 9:30 a.m. Learn to use Windows, the internet, the mouse and other computer features. For beginners. Registration required.

HOLIDAY COOKIE SWAP saturday, Dec.13; 1:00 p.m. Bring homemade cookies to swap. Enjoy music and refreshments. Registration required.

DAYTIME BOOK CLUB Tuesdays, Dec.16, Jan 27, and Feb. 24; 10:00 a.m. Lively literary discussions Dec.: “Crow Lake“ by Mary Lawson Jan.: TBA Feb.: TBA

CREATIVE GIFT WRAPPING

Nor th Regional For more info: 560-0236 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org MAHJONG

Tuesday, Dec.16 and Thursday, Dec. 18; 7:00 p.m. Bring your gifts to wrap with a new touch. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

mondays, Dec. 1 - Feb. 23; 1:00 p.m. Chinese Mahjong (a game with tiles that involves skill, strategy and luck). Beginners welcome.

Tuesdays, Jan. 6 and Feb. 3; 7:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Publisher. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD

EVENING COMPUTER BASICS

mondays, Dec. 1 and Feb. 2; 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 6; 9:30 a.m. Learn to create and print text documents. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills. Registration required.

Thursdays, Jan. 8 and Feb. 5; 7:00 p.m. Learn to use Windows, internet, Web browsers, flash drives and surf the web! Class may be repeated. Registration required.


Ad u l t P r o g r a m s GET ORGANIZED! monday, Jan. 12; 7:00 p.m. Did you make a resolution to be more organized in 2009? Is this the same resolution you make every year? If you are overwhelmed and do not know where to start, plan on attending this class. You will learn why we all have such a hard time being organized as well as tips to get you started and how to handle those cluttered closets and paper piles.

STUFF MANAGEMENT 101 monday, Jan. 26; 7:00 p.m. You have decided to clean up the clutter and get rid of the stuff, but what is the best way to do it? Garage sale, auction, eBay or leave it on the curb? You will get information on all the ways to dispose of your stuff including where and what can be recycled and donated.

VALUELINE INVESTORS GROUP Thursdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 26; 7:00 p.m. A lively, friendly gathering of investors who share their knowledge and experience of investing in the stock market. Attendees range from novice to experienced.

P a r k wood For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org YOGA mondays, Dec. 1 - 8, Jan. 5, 12, & 26; Feb. 2 - 23; 7:30 p.m. Basic yoga for adults. Registration Required.

TERTULIA saturdays, Dec. 6 - 20; Jan. 3 - Feb. 28; 10 a.m. Spanish conversation for intermediate and advanced speakers

HDTV Tuesday, Jan. 13; 7 p.m. Conversion from analog to digital TV. Registration required by Jan. 6.

KNITTING Thursdays, Dec. 4 - 18; Jan 8 - Feb. 26; 7 p.m. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome.

Author Leslie Brown

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org ESOL CLASSES Beginners - Dec. 4-11; Jan. 15; Feb. 26; 10 a.m. advanced english conversation - Dec. 4-18, Jan. 8 Feb. 26; 10 a.m.

NONFICTION BOOK CLUB Third Tuesdays, Jan. 20 and Feb. 17.

S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n For more info: 560-0270 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org THE MONDAY NIGHTERS BOOK CLUB mondays, Dec. 15; Jan. 26; Feb. 16; 6 p.m. The Monday Nighters Book club is the place for you. Come enjoy book discussions on a variety of genres. This is a great place to interact with those in your community, share individual ideals and voice your opinions. The Monday Nighters Book club is geared for ages 18 and up.

GENIUS OF THE SAHEL- FILM SCREENING

s sunday, Febuary 8 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 2; 6:00 p.m. “Genius of the Sahel“ is a series of short documentary films about extraordinary African personalities who live in the Sahel, a widely French speaking population in the semi arid region of African between the Sahara and the savannas.

Leslie Brown will

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read from her book,

saturday, Jan. 24; 3:00 p.m. Do you have an idea for a book that you always wanted to have published? Learn the strategies needed to make your dream reality. LaMoure, the author of “Get Right: The Games We Play“ will guide you through the process of getting your book into the hands of anxious readers. A brief book discussion/signing will follow immediately after the event.

Upbuilding Black Dur Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South, and discuss African-Americans’ history in Durham. Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 560-0268.

Photo by Annie Valk.

VOICES OF THE PAST: PEOPLE OF HAYTI Thursday, Feb. 19; 12:00 noon Using oral histories conducted by the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and photographs “Voices of the Past: People of Hayti“ will challenge participants and scholars alike to reflect on the glorious heritage of Hayti. Staff from SOHP and local community residents will be on hand to facilitate this lively discussion.

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Bookmobile–Your library on Wheels The following is a complete list of the Bookmobile’s monthly community stops. The Bookmobile is a library on wheels carrying approximately 5000 titles of juvenile and adult materials. Customers are welcome on board to apply for library cards, checkout or return materials. 1st and 3rd Thursday

American Village

American Drive

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Every Saturday

Croasdaile Apartments

2800 Front St

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

1st and 3rd Saturday

Hardee St. Apartments

1237 East Naples Pl

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

1st and 3rd Saturday

Rochelle Manor/Colony Manor

2819 Rochelle St

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

1st and 3rd Wednesday

Downing Creek

Downing Creek Parkway

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

2nd and 4th Saturday

Pendleton Townhouses

300 S. Woodcrest St

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

2nd and 4th Saturday

Pinecrest Apartments

604 N. Hardee St

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

3rd Monday

Oxford Manor Apartments

3904 Dearborn Dr

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

4th Monday

Weaver St. Community

3000 Weaver St

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday

Kmart Plaza

4215 University Drive

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

2nd and 4th Friday

Kmart Plaza

4215 University Drive

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For a complete schedule, contact the Bookmobile office at 560-0155 or visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org

P r o g r a m a s e n E s pa ñ o l (Spanish Programs)

Niños

Ad u l t o s

E a st R e g i o n a l

P a r k wood TERTULIA los sábados, diciembre 6 a 20, enero 3 a febrero 28; 10 a.m. Conversación en Español.

CLASES DE INGLÉS Registraciones en enero. Llamar al 560-0157 para información.

Southwest Branch is closed for renovation. This branch is expanding to become a 25,000 square foot regional facility. The renovation will take about 18 months. For more information, please visit www.durhamcountylibrary/southwestregional.php

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ESPAÑOL PARA PRE-ESCOLARES (2-6 años) los jueves, diciembre 4 a 18, enero 8 a febrero26; 10:30 a.m. Diviertanse aprendiendo saludos, números, colores, días de la semana, el clima y mas!


F r i e n d sAd o f utlh ug rr ha am msL i b r a r y t ePD ro For more info about the Friends, go to: www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php

Join the Friends of the Durham Library! Membership is open to anyone who supports the library. Friends of the Durham Library do not have to be Durham County residents. Membership Benefits: • Shop early at the book sales for the best selection. • Receive library publications in the mail, the Best of Friends newsletter and Season’s Readings, a booklet of staff reading and viewing recommendations. • Receive a 10% discount at several local bookstores; just show your membership card. • Support local library programs and services with your membership dues.

Friends of the Durham Library proudly introduce

Book Sales All Year! beginning December 6, 2008 with the first ever

Type of Membership: Memberships expire in one year (except Life Memberships)

o Family $25 o Adult $15 o Senior (over 65) $10

o Youth (18 and younger) $5 Best for Your Buck!! o Sustaining $50 o Life $300 What? Free gift wrap of satellite book sale purchases

Name Address

When? Saturday, December 6, 2008, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City/State/Zip Phone

Email

Where? Satellite book sale locations — East Regional Library Main Library North Regional Library Parkwood Branch Library Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

Mark your calendar for the regular Spring Book Sale at Main Library: March 27 • 4 – 7 p.m. Members only, join at the door

Volunteers needed! • • •

Help promote the library at various library events. Represent the library at community events, such as Centerfest and distribute library materials. Shelve books and pull hold books.

March 28 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Everyone welcome

March 29 • 2 – 5 p.m.

Everyone welcome; $7 Bag Sale

contact elsa Woods at elsawoods@nc.rr.com. How to doNAte bookS: The Friends of the Durham Library welcomes donations of books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs, except for: encyclopedias, magazines, cassettes and condensed books. Donations are accepted at any library location during regular hours. Large donations (two or more boxes) are accepted at the Main Library garage on Tuesday between 9 a.m. and noon, when the Friends of the Durham Library are present and can help unload. For more info, visit: www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php.

For more info call 560-0190 or visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php

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To Make a Donation to the Durham Library Foundation:

Yes, a stonger library makes a stonger Durham. Here’s my contribution! q $30 q $50 q $75 q $150 q $250 q Other ___________

Name ________________________________________________________________________ (as you would like to see your name listed in our Annual Report)

Phone ________________________________ E-Mail _________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

City_____________________________________ Zip ____________________________________

** Donations of $25 or more include membership (or renewal) in the Friends of the Durham Library.**

Please make your check payable and mail to: Durham Library Foundation, PO Box 3809, Durham, NC 27702.

Donate online anytime at www.durhamlibraryfoundation.org

Questions, bequests & other planned giving needs: Alice Sharpe (919-560-0193 or asharpe@durhamcountync.gov).

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Durham County Library News & Events for Dec., Jan. and Feb. 2008

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