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Durham County Library News & Events for Dec. 2009, Jan. and Feb. 2010

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Kids love learning at the library! Storytimes, access to online resources, even outreach visits to local daycare centers demonstrate the library’s commitment to early literacy and to fostering a life-long love of learning.


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

D u r h a m Co u n t y L i b r a r y L oc a t i o n s

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300 N. Roxboro St., 560–0100 Children’s Unit, 560-0130

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.

Regionals

East Regional: 211 Lick Creek Ln., 560-0203

Children’s Unit, 560-0214

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.

Main Library East Regional North Regional South Regional (opens 7/2010) Southwest Regional (opens 5/2010) Parkwood Branch Stanford L. Warren Branch Bragtown Community Library McDougald Terrace Community Library

North Regional: 221 Milton Rd., 560-0231 Children’s Unit, 560-0232

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.

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Branches

Parkwood Branch: 5122 Revere Rd., 560-0260 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.

Stanford L. Warren Branch:

1201 Fayetteville St., 560-0270

Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Community Libraries

Bragtown: 3200 Dearborn Dr., 560-0210 Hours: Mon. – Fri. 2 – 6 p.m. McDougald Terrace: 1101 Lawson St., 560–0240 Hours: Mon. – Fri.  2 – 6 p.m.

Almost 1000 people attended the East Regional Job Fair coordinated by Stephanie Fennell and Donald Bradsher.

www.durhamcountylibrary.org



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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/ Dear Reader, Durham County Library, in addition to being buildings and collections of books, computers, DVDs, CDs, and the like, is a staff of about 120 people. Every single one of us gets up every day wanting to do a good job for you, our customers. That’s a fact. Our staff, my co-workers and colleagues, do our best to be helpful, courteous, smiling, friendly, and understanding. Many of you tell me about ways one staff member or another has just made your day. Our staff are human, of course, and some days a lot of difficult situations combine to make for tension and stress. But our staff and supervisors and managers all work very hard to be cheerful even in the face of tough times. At our November Staff Development Day, we close all the libraries to gather and learn and put faces with the names and voices we know from calling around the library system. We meet to ask questions and find out what kinds of things are happening, where we’ve been and where we’re going. As we plan for the staffing and opening of our new regional libraries next year, we’ve developed a plan for major restructuring of our staffing. Staff will have good opportunities to seek promotions or to move to a new location. And we’ll have a lot of new co-workers. Our plan is focused on more effectively meeting community needs. Here’s hoping the next year will bring good times at the libraries for you and for us, as we enjoy our workplace and you enjoy the friendships that grow at the libraries with neighbors, new people you meet, and yes with library staff.

In this issue Locations, Hours and Map......................... p. 2 Message from the Director........................ p. 3 Children’s Programs................................... p. 4 Bookmobile Schedule................................ p. 9 Teen Programs......................................... p. 10 Adult Programs........................................ p. 12 Computer Programs................................. p. 14 Friends of the Durham Library....................................................... p. 15 Foundation Donation Form.................... p. 16 Foreign Language Programs programas en Español (Spanish Programs).................................. p. 16

Skip Auld, Director of Durham County Library

Mensaje del Director Estimados Lectores, La Biblioteca del Condado de Durham, además de ser edificios y colecciones de libros, computadoras, DVDs, CDs y cosas por el estilo, tiene un personal de por lo menos 120 personas. Cada uno de nosotros nos levantamos cada día queriendo hacer un buen trabajo para ustedes, nuestros clientes. Este es un hecho. Nuestro personal, mis compañeros de trabajo y colegas, hacemos lo mejor para ayudar, ser cortes, sonrientes, agradables, y comprensivos. Muchos de ustedes me dicen de las maneras que un trabajador u otro cambiaron positivamente su día. Nuestro personal es humano, y por supuesto, algunos días cuando hay muchas dificultades se combinan para darnos tensiones y estrés. Pero todo nuestro personal, supervisores y gerentes trabajan mucho para estar alegres hasta cuando están pasando por malos tiempos. En nuestro Día de Desarrollo del Personal en Noviembre, cerramos todas las bibliotecas del sistema para juntarnos y aprender y poner caras en nuestros nombres y voces que conocemos al hablarnos por teléfono alrededor del sistema de la biblioteca. Nos juntamos para hacer preguntas y descubrir que cosas están pasando, donde hemos estado y a dónde iremos. Al mismo tiempo que planeamos para el nuevo personal y abrir nuestras nuevas bibliotecas regionales en el próximo año, estamos desarrollando un plan para una mejor restructuración de nuestro personal. El personal tendrá nuevas oportunidades de obtener promociones o de moverse a nuevas localidades. Y tendremos muchos nuevos compañeros de trabajo. Nuestro plan está enfocado en ser más efectivo para satisfacer las necesidades de la comunidad. Aquí estamos esperando que el nuevo año nos brinde buenos tiempos en las bibliotecas para ustedes y para nosotros, al mismo tiempo como disfrutamos de nuestro lugar de trabajo y usted disfruta de las amistades que crecen en las bibliotecas con vecinos, nuevas gentes que ustedes conocen, y si también con personal de la biblioteca.

Durham Reads Together, When Your Spouse Has a Stressful Job on Oct. 4 (top); Cutting Edge Medicine Panel Discussion on Oct. 15 (above).

To register for programs, go to www.durhamcountylibrary.org Skip Auld, Director of Durham County Library

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Program Guide

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. computer classes all locations are listed under “Computer Classes” on p. 14 by type of class and then date. For ESOL classes and Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Practice Group) and other foreign language classes, please look under Foreign Language on p. 16.

Many programs require registration. Check listings for more information.

The entire library system will be closed: Winter Holiday Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, December 27 New Year’s Day Thursday, December 31 at 6 p.m. through Friday, January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18

Main Library Pre-registration is required for ALL programs, except as noted. For more info: 560-0130 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

A Holiday Celebration (Preschool/Elementary) Saturday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Recurring Programs

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Coloring Contest (All Ages) January 1st – 31st

Take and Make Craft (all ages) Enjoy a pre-cut craft at home. The information sheet includes instructions and titles of books which support the craft’s theme, encouraging parents to create a storytime of their very own! December-Holiday Craft/ January-Winter Craft/ FebruaryValentine Craft.

Lapsit Storytime (0-23 months) Mondays, December 7- February 22; 10:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age.

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds) Wednesdays, December 2- February 24; 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, music, crafts and more for children 2 years of age.

Preschool Storytime (Preschool) Tuesdays, December 1- February 23; 10:30 a.m.

Saturdays, December 19, January 23 and February 27 10 a.m. – Spanish/English storytime 10:30 a.m. – English storytime 11:45 a.m. – German storytime To register for any storytime, call 560-0130 For more infomation on German storytime contact Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172



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Enter our Martin Luther King, Jr. coloring contest by visiting the Main Library Children’s Unit and picking up a portrait coloring sheet. The portrait may be colored with crayons, markers or paint and will be displayed within the unit. Winner receives a certificate on March 1st.

SnowFlake Workshop (Ages 6 and Up) Saturday, January 30; 2 p.m. Come and learn the intricate art of snowflake making; great for bulletin boards or winter decorating. Parents are encouraged to attend and join in the fun!

A GroundHog Day Special (Preschool/Elementary) Saturday, February 6; 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more, introducing Punxsutawney Phil, that elusive groundhog!

Stories, crafts, music and more for children 3, 4 and 5 years old.

A Valentine’s Day Special (Preschool/Elementary) Saturday, February 13; 10:30 a.m.

Group-time Storyhour (Preschool-1st Grade) Thursdays, December 3- February 25; 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. Make a sweet treat for someone you love.

Come and enjoy stories, music, movies and more. Each program is theme-based with interactive games and activities. Open to schools, daycares and homeschools. Parent and child are also welcome. All groups must pre-register.

Bright Star Children’s Theatre Thursday, February 25; 10:30 a.m.

Cartooning with Tom Czaplinski (6-12 year olds) Thursdays, December 3- February 25; 3:30 p.m.

Multicultural Mornings @ Main

Come and enjoy a Christmas story, Navidad music, a Kwanzaa craft and a Hanukkah game. Celebrate at our multi-cultural holiday special!

A weekly afternoon special: Enjoy drawing classes with Tom Czaplinski. Learn sketching techniques and improve your drawing skills through weekly projects.

Friday’s Craft Corner (Preschool) Fridays, December 4- February 26; 2:30 p.m. A weekly craft session designed for children 3, 4 and 5 years of age. Each craft is theme-based and coupled with a bibliography of fun titles to support the theme. Pre-registration is required.

Saturday Morning Storytime (Infancy- First Grade) Saturdays, December 5- February 27; 10:30 a.m. Stories, music and crafts designed for children from infancy to first grade.

Saturday Matinee (All Ages) Saturdays, December 5- February 27; 2 p.m. Come and enjoy an array of wonderful titles that spark the imagination and pull you into the collection for more. See the calendar listing for specific dates and titles.

In honor of Black History Month, enjoy a theatrical production of “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” performed by the Bright Star Children’s Theatre.

CalendAr December 5 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Thomas and the Magic Railroad All ages/Rated G

12 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Toy Story All ages/Rated G

19 Saturday; 10 a.m. Celebrate Christmas Come and enjoy Christmas in Spanish and English with music, stories and a craft at the auditorium. call 560-0157. Registration is not required.


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Main Library 19 Saturday; 10:30 a.m. A Holiday Celebration Preschool/Elementary Come and enjoy a Christmas story, Navidad music, a Kwanzaa craft and a Hanukkah game. Celebrate at our multicultural holiday special!

19 Saturday; 2 p.m. (A Holiday Special) Saturday Matinee: Winter Holiday Stories All ages/Rated G January 2 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Chicken Run All ages/Rated PG 9 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Fantasia All ages/Rated G 16 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Bambi All Ages/Rated G 23 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Charlotte’s Web All Ages/Rated G 30 Saturday: 2 p.m. SnowFlake Workshop Ages 6 and Up Come and learn the intricate art of snowflake making; great for bulletin boards or winter decorating. Parents are encouraged to attend and join in the fun!

February 6 Saturday: 10:30 a.m. A GroundHog Day Special Preschool/Elementary Come and enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more, introducing Punxsutawney Phil, that elusive groundhog!

6 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s The Little Mermaid II All Ages/Rated G 13 Saturday: 10:30 a.m. A Valentine’s Day Special

Preschool/Elementary Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more. Make a sweet treat for someone you love.

13 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Love Tales

B r a g t ow n Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Recurring Programs Homework Help (Kindergarten to High School) Mondays - Thursdays, December 1- 21, and January 4February 25; 3:30 p.m. Assistance with homework for all school-age children.

Boogie Woogie StoryTime (0-2 year olds, Pre-School) Wednesdays, December 9 - February 10; 10:30 a.m. Children from infancy to preschool enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

Family Fun Friday (All Ages) Fridays, December 4-18, January 8-February 26; 3:30 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Join us for an afternoon of fun with a board game, movie & popcorn or a good book.

20 Saturday; 2 p.m. (A Black History Special) Saturday Matinee: Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry All Ages/ Rated PG

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Thursday; 10:30 a.m. Bright Star Children’s Theatre

All Ages In honor of Black History Month, enjoy a theatrical production of “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” performed by the Bright Star Children’s Theatre.

27 Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday Matinee: Disney’s Cinderella II All ages/Rated G

Celebrate Black History Month With Bright Star Children’s Theatre Saturday, February 20 – North Regional @ 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 22 – Bragtown @ 10:30; Parkwood @ 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 23 - McDougald Terrace @ 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 24 – Stanford L. Warren @ 10:30 a.m.; East Regional @ 7 p.m. Thursday, February 25 – Main @ 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov

Looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. www.durhamcountylibrary.org/readers.php

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B r a g t ow n Make & Take Crafts (Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School)

Mondays, December 7, 14, 21, 28, January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22; 3 p.m. Weekly craft and activity sheets. Show your creative side and challenge your mind with connect-the-dots, word finds, crosswords and much more.

Twist & Shout StoryTime (0-2 Year Olds, Pre-School) Mondays, December 14, 21, 28; January 11, 25 and February 8; 10:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day.

Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Ms. Denise (Elementary School to High School)

Thursdays, January 14 and February 11; 3:30 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece. Registration is required.

President’s Day Crossword Puzzle Contest (Elementary School, Middle School)

Monday - Friday, February 1 – 15; 2 p.m. Pick up a crossword puzzle sheet on President Barack Obama. The child who answers the most questions correctly wins a prize! Prize will be awarded February 19.

CalendAr December 7 Monday; 10:30 a.m. What’s In Your Garden? Pre-School, 2 Year Olds Master Gardener Melissa Young will teach the children how to prepare the Bragtown Garden of Wonders for the upcoming winter months.

10 Thursday; 4 p.m. Holiday Craft with Ms. Denise Elementary School, Middle School, Adult Create your own edible craft. Registration is required.

January 4 Monday; 10:30 a.m. What’s In Your Garden? Pre-School, 2 Year Olds Master Gardener Melissa Young and the children will plant a variety of seeds indoors to transplant in the garden.

12 Tuesday; 3:30 p.m. “Wall of Fame” Elementary School, Middle School, High School Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Create a Wall of Fame.

February 1 Monday; 10:30 a.m. What’s In Your Garden? Pre-School, 2 Year Olds Join Master Gardener Melissa Young as she prepares the Bragtown Garden of Wonders for spring planting.

15 Monday; 10:30 a.m. Say Cheese! Smile! Pre-School, 2 Year Olds February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Learn more about the importance of good dental habits. Public Health Dental Hygienist Fariba Mostaghimi will demonstrate the basic techniques for brushing and flossing.

17 Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. It’s All In a Book! Pre-School, 2 Year Olds Stories and songs performed by the TwoBells Performers.

22 Monday; 10:30 a.m. The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School Experience a dramatic performance by the Bright Star Children’s Theatre Group.

E a st R e g i o n a l Registration is required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0214 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Recurring Programs Tumbling Toddlers Storytime (2 year olds) Tuesdays,December 1,8,15,22, 29, January 5,12,19,26, February 2,9,16 and 23; 10:30 a.m. Join us for this storytime. This session is designed to strengthen literacy, social and developmental skills in your precious little one. Registration is appreciated.

“Oh so cute!” Lapsit Storytime (0-23 months) Tuesdays, December 1, 8,15,22,29, January 5,12,19,26, and February 2, 9,16, 23; 11:30 a.m Join us for stories, hand rhymes and songs that will make your little one smile and bubble over in joy. Babies are encouraged to network, it’s FUNdamental. Pre-registration is appreciated.

On The Move Preschoolers Storytime (Pre-School) Wednesdays, December 2, 9,16, 23, 30, January 6, 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 10, 17, and 24; 10:30 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled storytime that will excite your preschoolers imagination, encourage participation and improve socialization.

Holiday Movie Frenzy (Pre-School to Elementary School) Saturdays, December 5, 12, and 19; 2 p.m. Come out and watch a movie with your family and friends to get you in the holiday spirit.

C.U.T.E. Cherishing and Understanding the Tweenage Experience (Elementary - Middle School) Mondays, December 14, January 11 and February 8; 6 p.m. This glitzy group is open to tween girls ages 8-12. We will meet once a month to discuss life as a Tween, literacy, etiquette, health, school and socialization. Spaces are limited. Preregistration is required.

Wii! Let’s Sports Wednesday (6-12 year olds) Wednesdays, December 16 and February 10; 6 p.m. Wii! Let’s have some fun playing your favorite Wii Sports Game.

East Kids’ Book Club (6-12 year olds) Thursdays, December 17, January 21 and February 18; 4 p.m. Calling all young readers! This book club is for children who are reading and are interested in taking their reading experience to another level. Read the book and share your thoughts with your peers @ the library. It’s bound to be a whole lot of fun. Call 560-0214. Additional meeting dates will be added if necessary. Pre-registration appreciated.

Snazzy Saturday Story Time (Pre-School - Elementary School)

Saturdays, December 19, January 2, 23 and February 13; 11 a.m. Please join us for a Snazzy, Jazzy Story on Saturday as we sing a song and make a craft.



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E a st R e g i o n a l Dance, Dance Revolution Wednesdays, December 23 and January 20; 6 p.m. So you think you can dance. Show us what you can do using Dance, Dance Revolution.

C.O.O.L. Creating Outstanding Opportunities for Life (Elementary - Middle School) Mondays, December 28, January 25 and February 22; 6 p.m. This cool group is open to Tween boys ages 8-12. This group will meet once a month to discuss life as a Tween, literacy, etiquette, health, school and socialization. Spaces are limited. Pre-registration is required.

Guitar Hero (6-12 year olds) Wednesdays, January 13 and February 17; 6 p.m.

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 CalendAr

Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0234 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

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Drop In Storytime (Pre-School-Elementary School) Tuesdays, December 1- February 23; 10:30 a.m.

Hey kids put on your jammies and bring your best stuffed pal out to the library for stories that will help you prepare for a goodnight’s rest. There is nothing like a good story to start bedtime off right. Pre-registration is required.

CalendAr December 7 Monday; 6 p.m. Holiday Tea Party

Pre-School-Kindergarten Please join us for a fun, interactive storytime and holiday tea party. Please bring something for show and tell.

13 Sunday; 3 p.m. Snowflake Crafts Pre-School to Elementary School Have fun decorating your own paper snowflake. Pre-registration is required.

21 Monday; 10:30 a.m. Arctic Express 6-12 year olds The show takes the audience on a train ride around the world through winter festivals.

21 Monday; 6 p.m. Edible Art for the Holidays

6-12 year olds Bring your culinary and artsy skills to this session. We will make beautiful holiday creations that are as good to the eye as they are to your taste buds. It’s going to be a DELICIOUS program. Pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Thursday, December 10; 2:30 p.m. CRAFTS WITH MISS BARBARA

Elementary School Join Miss Barbara for this special crafts activity. Children can make gifts for Christmas, parents or others.

Stories for little ones. Parents/caregivers MUST attend this event with their child. Groups larger then 10 please pre-register at 560-0232.

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Drop In Storytime Session #2 (Pre-SchoolElementary School) Tuesdays, December 1- February 23; 11:15 a.m

Let’s jam @ East with Guitar Hero. Come out and make some friends.

Jammy Jam Bedtime Stories (Pre-School-Kindergarten) Thursdays, January 14, 28, February 11 and 25; 6:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 15; 3 p.m. FUN TUESDAY MOVIES All Ages Movies! All ages, have a great time with friends and family. Free popcorn during intermission.

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Wednesday, January 27; 3 p.m. LEARN AND DISCUSS ABOUT MLK

Elementary School The panel will discuss the life of Dr. King, and make colorful decorations about his life.

February 8 Monday, February 8; 4 p.m. COMPUTER TIPS FOR CHILDREN Elementary School Kids will learn basic steps needed to use a computer. Technician taught.

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Wednesday, February 17; 2:30 p.m. CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP W/ LISA COOKE

Elementary School This class offers fun-filled art activites! Learn how to make gifts for friends and others! Lisa has a special touch, and loves children and art.

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Tuesday, February 23; 3 p.m. The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All Ages Bright Star will perform “the life of Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

Due to popular demand we are bringing back the 2nd session of storytime on Tuesdays only. This will be the exact same storytime offered at 10:30 am just at a later time.

Bedtime Tales with Amy (Pre-School-Kindergarten) Tuesdays, December 1- February 23; 7 p.m. Get in your PJ’s, grab your teddy and join Amy for an evening of great stories and songs perfect for sending your little one off to dreamland.

Baby and Me Lapsit Storytime (0-23 months) Wednesdays, December 2- February 24; 10:30 a.m. Mondays, December 7- February 22; 3 p.m. This cozy storytime is designed for you and your new bundle of joy!

Make and Take with Mary (Pre-School-Elementary School) Every Other Monday December 7- February 15; 10:30 a.m. Join Mary for a craft perfect for you and your little one. Large groups (10 or more) please call and pre-register!

Cartooning With Casey (Elementary-Middle School) Wednesdays, December 9, January 13 and February 10; 6 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches the basics of how to draw cartoon people, critters and places! Pre-registration is required!

Movement and Music (Pre-School-Kindergarten) Mondays, December 14, January 11, February 8; 9:30 a.m. Join us for a program sure to get both you and your kid’s toes tapping as we guide your child through fun muscial play using dance, hula hoops and interactive games. Registration is required.

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Nor th Regional Beginning Ukulele (Elementary-Middle School) Friday, December 18, January 22, January 29, February 12, February 19; 3:15 p.m. The library has aquired several ukeleles and is now ready to offer music lessons to interested kids. Due to the limited number of instruments (we have four) this class will be limited to 4 participants. However, if you own your own ukelele you are welcome to sign up as well! Registration is required.

Fantasy Film Festival (Elementary-Middle School) Monday-Friday, January 4-8; 4 p.m. Join us every day this week as we watch a fantasy/scifi movie in honor of JRR Tolkein’s Birthday. We supply the popcorn; you supply the (covered) drink! Large groups (10 or more) please call to pre-register.

Mad Scientist Club (Elementary School) Wednesday, January 27, February 24; 6 p.m. Science so fun it will drive you insane! This hands on science program is sometimes gross, sometimes amazing but always Mad! Mad! Fun! Pre-registration is required!

CalendAr December 19 Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Celebrate Christmas Pre-School-Elementary School Come and enjoy Christmas in Spanish and English with music, stories and a craft at the auditorium. Call 560-0157.

Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

15 Monday; 4:30 p.m. Mardi Gras @ North Regional Library Elementary School North Regional Library invites you to celebrate Mardi Gras and the diversity that makes this festival so popular the world over! Food and fun for all who attend. Pre-registration is required. Due to space limitations only 25 slots are available for this program.

20 Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Bright Star Children’s Theatre Elementary-Middle School In honor of Black History month, one of America’s favorite touring theatre groups will present “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, December 5-19 and January 2-February 27; 2 p.m. Come, learn, and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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19 Saturday; 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Holiday Cookie Houses All Ages In celebration of the holiday season, come to the Parkwood Library to make your very own Holiday Cookie House. This program is for children of all ages, to participate please register online. Registration is required.

Recurring Programs Salsa Tots (2 year olds-Pre-School) Tuesday, December 1 and Monday, December 14; 10:30 a.m. Designed for young children/tots who have outgrown the carrier and are ready to dance on their own two feet! Featuring original music by renowned Latin artist, Ricky Franco, Salsa Tots combines movement and play with lively rhythms that both parents and kids can both enjoy! Registration is required.

Miss Margaret’s Lapsitters (0-23 months) Wednesdays, December 2-16 and January 6-February 10; 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Enjoy music, songs, fingerplays, stories and instruments! Registration is required.

1st-3rd Bookclub (1st-3rd grade) Wednesdays, December 2, January 6 and February 3; 4:45 p.m. Join us for Parkwood’s 1st-3rd Bookclub. This is a program for children who are in or who are entering 1st-3rd grade. Each month we will be reading a different book. We will also do a craft based on the story.

Rhymetime (Ages 0-3 years) Mondays, January 4-February 22; 10:30 a.m. Join us for rhymes, songs, stories and BUBBLES!

Storytime (Ages 3-5 years) Tuesdays, January 5, 12 and 26; February 2, 16 and 23; 10:30 a.m.

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Join us for songs, stories, games and crafts!

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Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Holiday Cookie Sing-A-Long Ages 3-5 In celebration of the holiday season, we will be decorating holiday cookies and singing winter-themed songs with our special guest Art Hollander! Registration is required to attend.

January 19

Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Salsa Kids

Ages 5 and Up Kids learn simple and easy-to-follow Latin steps set to lively original Latin rhythms taught in a fun, creative way.

February 9

Tuesday; 10:30 a.m. Be My Valentine!

Pre-School Come to the Parkwood Library to make you own, very special Valentine to give to a loved one. While you are at it, enjoy music and stories from our special guest Art Hollander!

14 Sunday; All Day Guess How Much We Love You! All Ages Do you love Parkwood? Do you love candy? Well then come to the Parkwood Library from Feb 1st to Feb 13th to play our “Guess How Much We Love You” Game! Guess how many candy hearts are in our Valentine’s jar and the closest guess without going over will win it all! The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Intergenerational Family Game Night at Parkwood Thursday, January 21 and February 18; 7 p.m. Family, Fun & Food. Want to become a Millionaire? Ever wanted to sink a Battleship? Come join Parkwood for a fun night of board games and refreshments.

Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 22; 2 p.m. Bright Star Children’s Theater will be presenting a dramatic presentation of “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr”. in honor of Black History Month. Customers of all ages are welcome to attend.


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Theme: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Let’s celebrate his birthday toddler style.

Recurring Programs Read a New Book Month Review (Elementary School) Tuesdays-Saturdays, December 1-4, 7-23; All Day Present a short book review of a book(s) you have read for the month and receive a prize. Come to children’s unit to present your review.

Take and Make Holiday Crafts (Pre-SchoolElementary School) Monday-Saturday, December 14-19; All Day Ask at the children’s desk for a fun holiday craft.

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Toddlers will enjoy storytime with books, singing, dancing and crafts centered around the storytime theme.

5 Saturday; 10:30 a.m. Morning Movie (Up to kindergarten) Start your Saturday morning in a great way with a fun Grated movie. Call for movie title.

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) “Spirit of Christmas” is the theme for this exciting storytime hour. We will do lots of singing, dancing and reading with a wonderful holiday craft to finish off the hour.

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Two Bells Performers (Up to kindergarten) Toddlers and school kids alike will enjoy this wonderful holiday presentation of storytelling and singing with this great duo. Registration is required.

January 6

Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) Theme: Dental works...learn at an early age the importance of good dental hygiene. We will have a neat craft, song and other activity to go along with this theme storytime.

Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) Theme: Let’s talk about the Joy of Winter. We’re going to have lots of fun.

30 Saturday; 10 a.m. Saturday Morning Movie (Up to kindergarten) Want to start your Saturday morning off right? Then come join us for a great G-rated movie. Call for movie title.

December Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten)

Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) It’s a guaranteed fun-filled hour. We will have stories, songs, dance and other creative activities.

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten)

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) Theme: Be My Valentine!

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Friday; 4 p.m. Black History Month Quiz (Up to Middle School ) Take part in our Black History Month quiz and win a great prize.

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime (Up to kindergarten) Storytime with “Mr. Skip.” Come enjoy storytime with our Library Director for a happy, fun filled storytime hour.

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Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. Bright Star Children’s Theatre (Pre-School-

Elementary School) One of America’s favorite touring theatre groups will present “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Registration is required.

27 Saturday; 10 a.m. Saturday Morning Movie (Up to kindergarten) Great G-rated movie to start your weekend off in a delightful way. Call for movie title.

Bookmobile – Yo u r L i b r a r y o n W h e e l s 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. The following is a list of the Bookmobile’s monthly community stops. 1st and 3rd Thursday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. American Village American Dr. Every Saturday, 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Croasdaile Apartments 2800 Front St. st 1 and 3rd Saturday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Hardee St. Apartments 1237 East Naples Pl. st 1 and 3rd Saturday, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Rochelle Manor/Colony Manor  2819 Rochelle St.  st 1 and 3rd Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Downing Creek Downing Creek Pkwy. nd 2 and 4th Saturday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Pendleton Townhouses 300 S. Woodcrest St. nd 2 and 4th Saturday, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Windsor Apartments 3300 Shannon Rd. rd 3 Monday, 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oxford Manor Apartments 3904 Dearborn Dr. 4th Monday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weaver St. Community 3000 Weaver St. Every Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Kmart Plaza 4215 University Dr. 2nd and 4th Friday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kmart Plaza 4215 University Dr. For a complete schedule, contact the Bookmobile office at 560-0155 or visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org

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Teen Programs

B r a g t ow n Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Main Library Registration is required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0122 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Wii! It’s Tuesday! Tuesdays, December 1,8,15,29, January 5,12,19,26, February 2,9,16 and 23; 3:30 p.m. Play Wii games and board games with friends. Registration is not required.  

Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, December 3, January 7 and February 4; 4 p.m.

Volunteer at Main Library on the first Thursday of every month during the school year.  

Green Teens: Holiday Gifts Wednesday, December 9; 3 p.m.

Make bottlecap magnets and paperback wallets for your friends and family.  

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. (Library card number is required.)

Share your art and watch the latest anime on a giant screen.  

Guitar Hero Tournament Saturday, January 23; 2 p.m. Compete for the Main Library Guitar Hero championship!  

Write On! Tuesdays, January 19, 26, February 2,9,16,23; 6:30 p.m. Writing coaches from UNC and Duke offer writing support in a casual atmosphere where teens can explore ideas and make their own choices.

  Beat It Battle Wednesday, February 10; 2 p.m.

One song: Beat It. One game: Guitar Hero World Tour. One winner: Could it be you?

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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Anime Club Thursdays, December 17, January 21 and February 18; 4 p.m.

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Gaming @ Bragtown Wednesdays, December 16, January 20 and February 17; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii Games at the library with your friends.

E a st R e g i o n a l Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0213 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org East Geeksters Teen Book Club Meeting Thursdays, December 3, 17, January 7, 21 and February 4, 18; 6:30 p.m. Join our Teen Book Club, the East Geeksters, for diverse reading and lively discussions. Refreshments and fun provided!

Teen Book Swap & Pizza Wednesday, December 9; 3:30 p.m. Swap your books, eat some pizza, have some fun at East Regional Library!

Wii Sports Wednesday! Wednesdays, December 16 and February 10; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii sport at East Regional Library!

Dance, Dance Revolution at East Wednesdays, December 23 and January 20; 3:30 p.m. Bring your best dancing moves to East Regional to play DDR!

New Year’s Eve Movie @ East Wednesday, December 30; 3 p.m. Get ready for 2010 with a movie at East Regional Library! Refreshments provided.

Guitar Hero Wednesdays, January 13 and February 17; 3:30 p.m. Play Guitar Hero @ East and jam with old friends & new ones, too!

Teen Board Games Wednesday, January 27; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite board game in the Teen Room at East!

Black History Month Movie Wednesday, February 24; 3 p.m. Teens: Come watch a movie to celebrate Black History Month 2010. Refreshments provided.


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Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0240 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Registration is required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0236 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

TEEN ETIQUETTE WORKSHOP Wednesday, December 23; 4 p.m.

Teen Time Mondays - Fridays, December 1 - February 26; 2:30 p.m.

aNiMe CLuB Wednesdays, December 9, January 13 and February 10; 7 p.m.

This program will give teens an opportunity to enchance their social skills, and improve their confidence

Come hang out, unwind and enjoy your own space. Check to see if any special programs are going on. Registration is not required.

Come to Parkwood Library to watch an anime movie or episode. Share artwork and learn about the animes and mangas that the library has to offer.  

TEEN BOOK CLUB Tuesday, January 12; 4 p.m. Do you like to read? If so come join this special book club for great books, with great discussions

TEEN MOVEMENT AND DANCE CLUB Monday, January 25; 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 26; 3 p.m. If you’d like your teen to learn basic and new dance moves, this class is for you!

Read or Die Teen Advisory Board Tuesdays, December 1, January 5 and February 2; 3 p.m. Teens, come express yourself and shape the future of your library!

Wii Wednesday Wednesdays, December 2 - February 24; 3 p.m. Play your favorite Wii games @ the library! Registration is not required.

DIY Recycling Crafts Thursday, December 3 and Tuesdays January 19 and February 2; 3 p.m. Create your own recycled masterpiece; check for the featured craft!

Teen Eats Tuesdays, December 15, January 12 and February 16; 3 p.m. Learn how to cook tasty treats in the North Regional Library kitchen.

Candy House Challenge Friday, December 18; 3 p.m. Come hang out and make seasonal treats.

1337 Frifsters Wednesdays, December 16, January 27 and February 24; 7 p.m. 1337 Frifsters is a gaming program in which we will play a different video game each month. For ages 12+.  

Teen Crafts / Chess Saturdays, January 6-February 27; 10 a.m.

Crafts geared toward teens and learning how to play chess.

Intergenerational Family Game Night at Parkwood Thursday, January 21 and February 18; 7 p.m. Family, Fun & Food. Want to become a Millionaire? Ever wanted to sink a Battleship? Come join Parkwood for a fun night of board games and refreshments.

Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 22; 2 p.m. Bright Star Children’s Theater will be presenting a dramatic presentation of “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” in honor of Black History Month. Customers of all ages are welcome to attend.

Teen Improv Thursdays, January 21 and February 11; 2:45 p.m. This class provides the basic skills necessary for improv: you will learn exercises to build energy, establish focus and get everyone in the group on the same page.

Anti-Valentine’s Bash Friday, February 12; 2:45 p.m. Rebel against Valentine’s Day with an array of morbid activities, crafts & food!

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, December 5-19 and January 2-February 27; 2 p.m. Come, learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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Main Library Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0268 or visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 14 Young Harpists Concert Sunday, December 13; 3 p.m. Back by popular demand! Harpist Winifred Garrett conducts young harp students from W.G. Pearson Elementary School Honors Harp Ensemble and the Dream Strings Harp Ensemble in this holiday concert. These young musicians play with skill and poise – don’t miss it! Free and open to the public.

Crafts for Adults Mondays, December 14, January 11 and February 8; 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 crafts. Crafts will vary every month. Contact Janet for more details. Registration is required.

Learn and Enjoy Salsa Dancing/ Aprenda y Disfrute a bailar Salsa para celebrar los dias festivos. Wednesdays, December 2, February 10 and Thursday, January 14 ; 6:30 p.m.

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Art with the Experts - Andy Warhol Polaroids Sunday, January 24; 3 p.m. Juline Chevalier and Reneé Cagnina Haynes from the Nasher Museum of Art will lead an interactive slideshow/discussion about Big Shots: Andy Warhol Polaroids, the exhibit on display at the Nasher through February 21. The exhibition includes about 250 Polaroids and 75 silver gelatin black-and-white prints taken by Warhol from 1969 to 1986, many of them on public view for the first time. Art with the Experts is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

genteXt: Books, Bars and Beers Monday, January 25 and Monday, February 22; 8 p.m. Durhamites between the ages of 21 and 40 are invited to discuss cutting edge literature and to enjoy a beer AT THE SAME TIME! This group is sponsored by Durham County Library and hosted by two ACTUAL LIBRARIANS. Our meeting locations vary. More information about this book group, including how to register, can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Durham-genteXt/.

VITA Tax Assistance Wednesdays, February 3-24; 5:30 p.m. Income Tax Preparation Assistance, 3rd Floor Conference Room Wednesdays: February 3 to April 14; 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Sign-up posted at 4 p.m.)

Get ready to learn and enjoy Salsa Dancing with professional instructor Jamila Bridges. Registration is required. Call 560-0157. Venga a aprender y disfrutar del baile de Salsa con la instructora profesional Jamila Bridges. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA. llamar al 560-0157.

VITA Tax Assistance Saturdays, February 6 and 20; 9:30 a.m.

Bayard Wootten, North Carolina’s Pioneering Woman Photographer Sunday, January 10; 3 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing Gala Sunday, February 14; 3 p.m.

Bayard Wootten (1875-1959), trailblazing female photographer, combined artistic vision, determination and a love of adventure to craft a long and distinguished career. Wootten emphasized artistic effects in her images at a time when realistic and documentary photography were on the rise. Though an accomplished landscape and architectural photographer, some of her most notable images are of working class black and white Americans, people other photographers at the time often ignored. An advocate for women’s equality, she overcame economic hardship and gender discrimination to become the state’s most significant early female photographer. Jerry Cotten, retired photographic archivist formerly at the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and author of the book “Light and Air: the Photography of Bayard Wootten,” will speak about Wootten’s work and life.

Income Tax Preparation Assistance, 3rd Floor Conference Room Saturdays: February 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, April 3; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Sign-up posted at 9:30 a.m.)

In celebration of the romance of the day, join us for a special Ballroom Dancing Gala.

B r a g t ow n Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Swap Bingo Thursdays, December 17 and February 18; 10:30 a.m. Play a game of Bingo. Win and chose an item from the Swap Table. There are no losers in Swap Bingo, just a lot of fun. Light refreshments.

Neighbor To Neighbor Friday, January 8; 12 p.m. Meet and chat with your neighbors. Have you read a best seller lately? Who are the main characters? What was significant about their role? Rate the book on a scale of 1-5. Join in on the discussion. Light refreshments.

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Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0213 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 16. For computer programs, see p. 14. Over 50 Crowd Tuesdays, December, January and February 9,16,23; 10 a.m. Great discussions, great food! Learn about the neigborhoods of the area, great books, crafts, games, the Internet, health issues & much more.

Ballroom Dancing Tuesdays, December-February; 7 p.m. Adults 30 and over. Introduction to Ballroom Dancing - Learn the introductory steps to the popular ballroom dances. Learn Ballroom Dancing with well-known choreographer Michael Harris.

East Regional Book Club Tuesday, December 8; 7 p.m. We will read Bee Season by Myla Goldberg.

Money Sense without Non Sense Monday, December 14; 7 p.m. Learn how to go from financial dependence to independence by adjusting your priorities and paying yourself first. Registration is required.

County Wide Coupon Swap Saturday, December 19; 10 a.m. Come and swap coupons with your neighbors and save lots of money at the same time. Please bring coupons, scissors and weekly circulars.

East Regional Book Club Wednesday, January 13; 7 p.m. We will read Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie.

East Regional Book Club Wednesday, February 10; 7 p.m. We will read The Soloist by Steve Lopez.

The Laughter Club Saturday, February 27; 2 p.m. Get ready to experience a full Laughter Club session and learn about the benefits of therapeutic laughter with the Carolina Health and Humor Association.


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M c D o u g a l d T e r r ac e Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0240 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Dance and Aerobics Thursday, January 21; 3:30 p.m. Come dance and be happy, a great chance to make new friends.

P a r k wood Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 16. Yoga Mondays, January 4-February 22; 7:30 p.m. Learn basic Yoga techniques. Registration is required.  

Dance of Love Thursday, February 11; 7 p.m.

Celebrate fun and romance with Salsa Dancing! No partner needed. Registration is required.

The Book Club Wednesday, February 17; 7 p.m. The Book Club selects books from both fiction and nonfiction. You do not have to finish the book to attend!

Bollywood is Coming to Parkwood Thursday, February 4; 7 p.m. Have fun learning to belly dance. No partner needed. Registration is required.

Intergenerational Family Game Night at Parkwood Thursday, January 21 and February 18; 7 p.m. Family, Fun & Food. Want to become a Millionaire? Ever wanted to sink a Battleship? Come join Parkwood for a fun night of board games and refreshments.

Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, February 22; 2 p.m. Bright Star Children’s Theater will be presenting a dramatic presentation of “The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” in honor of Black History Month. Customers of all ages are welcome to attend.

Nor th Regional Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0236 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 14.

Investor Group Discussion Thursdays, January 28 and February 25; 7 p.m.

Scrapbooking Made Simple Wednesdays, December 2, January 6, 20 and February 3,17; 6:30 p.m.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Mondays, February 1-April 12; 5:30 p.m.

Learn photo organizational skills, page layout and more.

Ballroom Dancing Thursdays, December 3-17 and January 7 -February 11; 7 p.m. Learn the introductory steps to popular ballroom dances with choreographer Michael Harris. Then show off your skills at the Ballroom Dancing Gala on February 14 at the Main Library. Ages 16 and up. Registration is required.

Knitting Thursdays, December 3-17 and January 7-February 25; 7 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.

Free assistance in filling out income tax forms provided by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Sign-up posted at 4 pm.

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, December 5-19 and January 2-February 27; 2 p.m. Come, learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Join the knitting group. Bring a pair of #8 knitting needles and a skein of smooth yarn.

Mahjong Mondays, December 7-January 11 and January 25February 22; 1 p.m. Come, learn and play.

Meet Local Author Bill Floyd Monday, December 14; 7 p.m. Bill Floyd is the author of The Killer’s Wife, a mystery set in Cary, NC that Library Journal calls “a book that grabs you and won’t let go.”

Mystery Book Club Mondays, December 14, January 11 and February 8; 7 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the following mysteries: December - The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd; January - Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin; February - The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert Parker.

Creative Gift Wrapping Wednesday, December 16; 7 p.m.

S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n Registration is required. For more info: 560-0270 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 14. Let’s Talk About It African-American Literature Saturday, February 6; 2 p.m Join us for Let’s Talk About It: Twentieth-Century African American Literature. Scholars from North Carolina Central University will lead book discussions on five seminal works. Books will be provided for participants. Free and open to the public. Registration requested. Feb. 6 - Introdution to Let’s Talk About It Feb. 20– Family by J. California Cooper, Scholar: Karen Keaton-Jackson

Bring your gifts to wrap and share design tips to make your presents say “Wow!” This is a hands-on workshop. While supplies will be available, you are welcome to bring your own wrapping materials.

Daytime Book Club Tuesdays, December 22, January 26 and February 23; 10 a.m. Join us for a discussion of the following books: December - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer; January - The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery; February - Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

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Co m p u t e r P r o g r a m s Registration is required for ALL programs, except as noted. For more info, call 560-0125 (Main) 560-0236 (North Regional) 560-0213 (East Regional) 560-0260 (Parkwood) 560-0270 (Stanford L. Warren) or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Computer Basics: This two-hour workshop provides step-by-step, hands-on instruction in the use of the computer, including: the parts of the computer, using the mouse, the basics of the Windows Operat­ ing System, making and managing folders and other important computer functions.

North Regional:

Stanford L. Warren:

North Regional:

Main:

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Wednesdays, January 20 and February 17; 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6; 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 10; 6:30 p.m..

Introduction to Microsoft Excel: In this two-hour workshop, learn how to create, edit, format and save a basic spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. Explore basic formulas, functions and charts. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic com­puter and Internet skills.

Main:

Wednesday, December 2; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20; 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 24; 6:30p.m.

Mondays, December 7, January 4 and February 1; 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, December 10, January 7 and February 4; 7 p.m.

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East Regional:

East Regional:

Mondays, January 11; February 8; 10 a.m.

Main:

Wednesdays, January 13 and February 3; 6:30 p.m.

Parkwood:

Monday, January 25; 3 p.m.

Stanford L. Warren:

Monday, February 15; 10 a.m.

Introduction to Email: This two-hour workshop is an introduction to email. Learn how to set up an account, send and receive email messages using Gmail. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic com­puter and Internet skills.

Thursdays, January 14, 2010; February 11; 10 a.m.

Stanford L. Warren:

Thursdays, January 21 and February 1;10 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint: Learn how to create professional looking presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint software in this two-hour workshop. Learn to place text and images and use other techniques to create effective presentations. ***Prerequisite: comple­tion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer and Internet skills.

North Regional:

Mondays, December 7, January 4 and February 1; 12 p.m.

Main:

Wednesday, December 9; 6:30 p.m.

East Regional:

Tuesdays, January 12 and February 9; 10 a.m.

Stanford L. Warren:

Tuesdays, January 19 and February 16; 10 a.m.

Main:

Wednesday, January 27; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30; 10 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word: Learn to create and print letters and other docu­ments in this two-hour workshop. Microsoft Word makes it easy to correct spelling, add, delete and move text. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer and Internet skills.

North Regional:

Mondays, December 7, January 4 and February 1; 7 p.m.

East Regional:

Wednesdays, January 13; February 10; 10 a.m.

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East Regional:

Wednesdays, January 13; February 10; 2 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher: Learn to create flyers, posters, cards and more using Microsoft Publisher in this two-hour workshop. Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer skills.

Wednesdays, December 9, January 6 and February 3; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 23; 10 a.m.

Parkwood:

Tuesday, February 23; 3 p.m. Introduction to Internet Searching Learn about search engines, how they work and how to search more effectively in this two-hour workshop. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer skills.

East Regional:

Mondays, January 11 and February 8; 2 p.m. Introduction to Job Hunting on the Internet Learn how to use the Internet to search for jobs online in this twohour workshop. Discover tips for filling out online applications, and learn how to use search engines to find information about possible employers and resume-writing websites. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer skills.

East Regional:

Tuesdays, January 12 and February 9; 2 p.m.

Advanced Classes: Already know the basics? Sharpen your computer skills with these advanced classes.

Doing More with Microsoft Excel

Main:

Saturday, February 27; 10 a.m. Doing More with Microsoft Word

Main:

Saturday, February 13; 10 a.m.  

Resume Writing on the Computer

Main:

Wednesday, February 17;6:30 p.m.

North Regional:

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

East Regional:

Thursdays, December 10, January 7 and February 4; 9:30 a.m.

Tuesdays, December 8, January 5 and February 2; 7 p.m.

North Regional:

Thursdays, January 14; February 11; 2 p.m.

Web/Internet Basics: If you are brand new to the Internet, this is the perfect introduction. In this two-hour work­shop, you will gain hands on experience “surfing the web,” learn about search engines and learn how to protect your computer from viruses, worms, spyware and spam. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer skills..

COMPUTER CLASSES IN SPANISH / CLASES DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL See p. 16. for more information.


Friends of the Durham Library For more info about the Friends, go to: www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php

Spring Book Sale

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.

Friends of the Durham Library

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.

Find great bargains at the Friends Spring Book Sale April 9-11.

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

CDs and DVDs. Prices start at 50 cents for

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 o Patron $100 o Additional gift of

Name Address City/State/Zip Phone

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Thousands of books are categorized for easy shopping: fiction, nonfiction books, audiobooks, Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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. You may take your donation to any Durham County Library location during regular hours. Please bring large donations (more than one box) to the Main Library garage on Tuesday morning between 9 and noon, when the Friends of the Durham Library are present and can help unload. For more info, visit: http://www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php.

Volunteers needed! • • •

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

Contact Elsa Woods at elsawoods@nc.rr.com.

paperbacks and $1 for hardbacks. Shop early for the best selection of specially-priced books in gift-giving condition and support Durham County Library with your purchases. Schedule: Friday, April 9, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Friends members only—join at the door! Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. Sunday, April 11, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Bag Sale $7/bag in auditorium and garage. Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. For info call 560-0100.

Find Holiday Bargains at these mini-booksales:

American Tobacco Compus,334 Blackwell St. East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Ln. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. Parkwood Branch, 5122 Revere Rd. Stanford L. Warren Branch, 1201 Fayetteville St.

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 ________________________________________________________________________

Phone ________________________________ E-Mail _________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________

City_____________________________________ Zip ____________________________________

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

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

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

Donate online anytime at www. durhamlibraryfoundation.org

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

Fo r e i g n L a n g u a g e Registration is required for ALL programs, except as noted. Call the numbers listed below to register. ESOL class registration / Registración para clases de Inglés Thursday, January 21 and Monday, January 25. El Lunes, 18 de enero y jueves, 21 de enero. ; 6 p.m.; Main Tuesday, January 26. El martes, 26 de enero.; 6 p.m.; East Regional Registration for Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes (English Learning by Durham Literacy Center). People MUST REGISTER to be accepted in the classes. For information call 560-0157. Clases de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios por El Centro de Alfabetizacion de Durham) REGISTRACION NECESARIA para que gente sea aceptada en clase. Para información llame al 560-0157

ESOL Classes/ Clases de Ingles Classes Mondays and Thursdays, Fall semester ends in December. Winter/ Spring semester starts Monday, February 1 to May. Las clases son lunes y jueves, el semestre de otoño termina en Diciembre, el de Invierno y Primavera empieza el lunes 1ro de febrero hasta mayo.; 6:30 p.m.; Main Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fall semester ends in December. Winter/ Spring semester starts Tuesday, February 2 to May. Las clases son martes y jueves, el semestre de otoñ termina en diciembre, el de Invierno y Primavera empieza el martes 2 de febrero hasta mayo. ; 6:30 p.m.; East Regional Beginner and Intermediate ESOL classes (English learning by Durham Literacy Center) MUST MAKE APPOINTMENT TO REGISTER AFTER CLASSES START- for information call 560-0157. Clases de Ingles para principiantes e intermedios por el Centro de Alfabetizacion de Durham. NECESITA HACER CITA PARA REGISTRARSE DESPUES DE QUE CLASES EMPIEZAN - para información llamar 560-0157.

ESOL Tuesdays, December 1-15 and January 5-February 23; 10 a.m.; North Regional English as a Second Language instruction. Call 560-0236 or visit the North Regional Library to register.

Beginners’ ESOL Thursdays, December 3-10 and January 14-February 25; 10 a.m.; Parkwood People of other languages learn basic English skills. Registration is not required. Call 560-0260 for more information.

Advanced ESOL Thursdays, December 3-10 and January 7-February 25; 10 a.m.; Parkwood English Conversation. Registration is not required. Call 5600260 for more information.

Tertulia Saturdays, December 5-19 and January 2-February 27; 10 a.m.; Parkwood Spanish conversation practice group. Registration is not required. Call 560-0260 for more information.

Computer Classes in Spanish/ Clases de Computación en Español Tuesdays and Thursdays, December to February continuing. Clases los martes y jueves de diciembre a febrero continuando.; 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Main A complete 6 month on-line basic computer class in Spanish by the Mexican TechMilllenium University of Monterrey for teens, adults and senior citizens. MUST CALL TO REGISTER. 919.560.0157. Clases por 6 meses de computación básica completa por medio del sitio de Web patrocinada por la Universidad del TecMilenio de Monterrey de México para jovenes,adultos y ancianos. REGISTRACIÓN NECESARIA 560.0157.

Learn and Enjoy Salsa Dancing for the Holidays/ Aprenda y Disfrute a bailar Salsa para celebrar los dias festivos. Wednesday, December 2. El miércoles 2 de diciembre; 6:30 p.m.; Main Get ready to learn and enjoy Salsa Dancing to show off at your Holiday parties with professional instructor Jamila Bridges. REQUIRED REGISTRATION.call 560-0157 Venga a aprender y disfrutar del baile de Salsa para demostarlo en sus fiestas Navideñas.con la instructora profesional Jamila Bridges. REGISTRACION REQUERIDA. llamar al 560-0157

Celebrate Christmas / Celebremos Navidad Saturday, December 19. El sábado 19 de diciembre ; 10 a.m.; Main 3:30 p.m.; North ������������������������������������������ Regional; Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School Come and enjoy Christmas in Spanish and English with music, stories and a craft. Call 560-0157. Registration is not required. Vengan y celebren Navidad en Español e Ingles en la hora de cuentos. Con musica, cuentos y manualidad. Llame 560-0157. No se requiere registración.

Learn and Enjoy Salsa Dancing/ Aprenda y Disfrute bailar Salsa Thursday, January 14 and Wednesday, February 10. jueves 14 de enero y miércoles 10 de febrero. ; 6:30 p.m.; Main Get ready to learn and enjoy Salsa Dancing with professional instructor Jamila Bridges. Registration is required. Call 5600157 Venga a aprender y disfrutar del baile de Salsa con la instructora profesional Jamila Bridges. Registracion requerida. llamar al 560-0157.

Know Your Rights/Sepa sus Derechos Thursday, January 28; Main Wednesday, February 17; East Regional Thursday, March 4; North Regional El jueves, 28 de enero; Main Library miércoles 17 de febrero ; East Regional jueves 4 de marzo- North Regional.; 6:30 p.m. A presentation in Spanish and English about immigration and your rights by the NCCU School of Law students. Call 560-0157. Registration is not required. Sepa sus Derechos /presentacion de informacion en Ingles y Español de Inmigración por estudiantes de la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad NCCU. habra tiempo para hacer preguntas. llame 560-0157. No se requiere registración.


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