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Durham County Library News & Events for March, April and May 2010

Branching Out

Invest 4 College An Essential Toolkit for Planning

Invest 4 College An Essential Toolkit for Planning

See page 5.

Southwest Regional Library: Coming Soon! Construction continues on Southwest Regional Library. Opening is scheduled for early this summer. We can’t wait!


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

Main Library:

Hours:

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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.

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Branches

Parkwood Branch:

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Stanford L. Warren Branch:

Hours:

5122 Revere Rd., 560-0260 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.

Durham County Library has won the first ever Durham County Environmental Impact Award for its new reusable, checkout-able tote bags.

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 our blog, Durham by the Book, go to: http://dbtb.wordpress.com/ Dear Reader, In mid-February, as I write this letter to all of you in Durham, columnist Lori Borgman has just published a love letter to libraries. Her sentiments may reflect your own: l I love libraries because they have summer reading programs and summer reading programs keep mothers sane. Kids who are reading books are kids who are not yelling, bouncing off the walls or corralling worms in your Tupperware. l I love libraries because their late fees are reasonable, none of that 28 percent business the credit card companies charge. l I love libraries because they promote social networking. You can meet explorers, artists, musicians, politicians, theologians, talking dogs and singing frogs at the library. l I love libraries because they don’t play games with frequent flier miles. Simply open a book and you can travel to France, Italy, the Arctic or the Outback. The air fare is free and there’s no baggage fee. A library is the only business model that lets you sample before you buy. If you suggest that the grocery store let you load up a cart, take it all home and return what’s left a month later, they’ll call security. Only a library lets you take home the goods and fully enjoy them. Ms. Borgman goes on in her column about libraries with a supposed “reverential hush,” but in my experience public libraries aren’t the quiet, reverential places many of us remember from class-lined-up visits to our elementary school libraries or the carrels and stacks of our college and university libraries. Public libraries are places where children are lively and singing, adults are meeting neighbors and discussing all kinds of things, and there’s a general buzz of activity, and yes, the buzz includes people on cell phones conducting business, talking over what they’re finding on the Internet computers, and a million other things. To read Lori Borgman’s slightly wacky and slightly hilarious discussion of librarians with tasers and “the look,” read her whole column at http://www. loriborgman.com/. In the meantime, let me know whether you like quiet libraries and hushing librarians. Or do you prefer a little noise and life in your libraries? You know where I stand!! Have a wonderful springtime!

In this issue Locations, Hours and Map......................... p. 2 Message from the Director........................ p. 3 Humanities Programs................................ p. 4 Invest 4 College.......................................... p. 5 Children’s Programs................................... p. 6 Bookmobile Schedule...............................p. 11 Teen Programs......................................... p. 12 Adult Programs........................................ p. 14 Computer Programs................................. p. 18 Friends of the Durham Library....................................................... p. 19 Foundation Donation Form................... p. 20 Foreign Language Programs programas en Español (Spanish Programs)................................. p. 20

Skip Auld, Director of Durham County Library

Mensaje del Director A mediados de febrero, cuando estoy escribiendo esta carta a todos ustedes en Durham, la columnista Lori Borgman acaba de publicar una carta de amor a las bibliotecas. Los sentimientos de ella tal vez reflejan los de usted: l Yo amo las bibliotecas porque ellas tienen programas de lectura de verano que ayudan a madres estar sanas mentalmente. Niños que leen libros son niños que no gritan, brincan o se avientan de las paredes o atrapan gusanos en mis utensilios de plástico para guardar comida. l Yo amo las bibliotecas porque sus multas de regreso de materiales tarde son razonables, no como el 28 por ciento que cobran las compañías de tarjeta de crédito. l Yo amo las bibliotecas porque ellas promueven establecimiento de contactos sociales. Uno puede conocer exploradores, artistas, músicos, políticos, teólogos/pastores/padres religiosos, perros que hablan y ranas que cantan en la biblioteca. l Yo amo las bibliotecas porque ellas no juegan los juegos con millas frecuentes de vuelo. Simplemente uno abre un libro y usted puede viajar a Francia, Italia, el Ártico o el área de Outback en Australia. El pasaje de avión es gratis y no hay costo por checar equipaje. Una biblioteca es el único modelo de negocio que nos deja checar o probar antes de comprar. Si usted le sugiere a una tienda de supermercado de que le deje llenar un carrito, llevárselo a su casa y regresar el próximo mes lo que le quedo de sobra, ellos llamarían al servicio de seguridad. Solo la biblioteca le deja llevarse a casa materiales para que se disfruten completamente. La Srita. Borgman sigue escribiendo en su artículo acerca de las bibliotecas con un supuesto “ silencio reverente” pero en mi experiencia, las bibliotecas públicas no son lugares silenciosos, reverentes que muchos recuerdan cuando nos llevaban en fila desde nuestros salones de clase a las bibliotecas de nuestras escuelas elementarías o públicas o de las pilas de libros de nuestras bibliotecas de colegios o universidades. Las bibliotecas públicas con lugares donde los niños se encuentran animadamente alegres y cantando, adultos se juntan con vecinos y conversan y discuten toda clase de temas, y hay un entusiasmo general de actividad, y si, el entusiasmo incluye gente en sus teléfonos celulares conduciendo negocios, hablando sobre lo que están encontrando en el Internet de las computadoras, y un millón de otras cosas. Para leer la discusión un poco excéntrica y un poco divertida de Lori Borgman de su observación del aspecto de las bibliotecarias, lea la columna completa en http://www.loriborgman.com/ Mientras tanto, hágame saber si prefiere bibliotecas silenciosas y bibliotecarias que constantemente están callando a la gente. O si prefiere un poco de ruido y vida en su biblioteca? Usted sabe mi opinión! Les deseo un maravilloso tiempo de primavera.¡

The library exhibited artwork from Durham’s sister city, Kostroma, Russia in January.

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

Skip Auld, Director of Durham County Library

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Humanities Programs A Celebration of Billie Holiday Sunday, March 21; 3 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. In honor of Women’s History Month, New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford will read from her book Becoming Billie Holiday, accompanied by students from NCCU’s Department of Music, who will sing songs made famous by “Lady Day.”

APRIL What’s All That Jazz About? – A Jazz Appreciation Workshop Tuesday, April 13; 7 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, jazz saxophonist and composer Shenole Latimer will teach you how to listen to and appreciate music from the jazz idiom. No prior knowledge of jazz is needed. Award-winning New York saxophonist Shenole Latimer, who performs in venues up and down the East Coast, draws inspiration from artists like Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and Dexter Gordon.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org.

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Star Spangled Girls Sunday, March 7; 3 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. In honor of Women’s History Month, this ensemble production from the Touring Theatre of North Carolina recreates the personal stories of women who served as Army nurses, WACs, WAVES, and Red Cross volunteers in World War II. Co-presented with League of Women Voters of Orange-Durham-Chatham.



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Join us for Let’s Talk About It: the African-American Experience. Scholars from North Carolina Central University will lead book discussions on five seminal works.

Go Tell It On the Mountain Saturday, March 6; 2 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. Today’s discussion will feature James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On the Mountain led by Dr. Lynne T. Jefferson.

The Color Purple Saturday, March 20; 2 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. Today’s discussion will feature Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, led by Mrs. Regina Alston.

Invisible Man Saturday, April 10; 2 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.

Wicked: A Book Discussion led by Award-Winning Author John Kessel Wednesday, April 14; 7 p.m.

Today’s discussion will feature Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man led by Dr. Janice Dargan.

The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. In recognition of the blockbuster musical WICKED coming to DPAC, join us for a discussion of the best-selling novel on which the show is based: Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. NCSU professor and awardwinning science fiction and fantasy author John Kessel will lead a discussion about Wicked, as well as L. Frank Baum’s original Oz series. Co-presented by The Regulator Bookshop.

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine Saturday, April 24; 2 p.m. Stanford L. Warren Library, 1201 Fayetteville St.

The Women Who Ran the Schools: Durham County’s Rural Black Schools, 1915-1930, and the Jeanes Teachers Sunday, April 18; 3 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Humanities Programs at Durham County Library brought to you with support from Durham Library Foundation

Book Discussion: Let’s Talk About It -

Jeanes teachers – African-Americans, usually women, paid in part by grants from the Jeanes Fund – were specifically charged with improving vocational and industrial education. This talk brings to life Durham County’s Jeanes teachers, particularly Mrs. Carrie T. Jordan, who was responsible for holding the first county-wide commencement for black schools and was a key player in bringing Rosenwald Foundation funds to Durham County to build schools for African-American students. The history of Durham County’s African-American schools during the years 1900-1930 will also be featured.

An Evening with Marilyn Nelson Monday, April 19; 7 p.m. Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us as we welcome award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the former Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut and the author of A Wreath for Emmett Till and Carver: A Life in Poems (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book). Ms. Nelson will read from her work and answer questions about the writing process. Co-presented with NCCU’s James E. Shepard Library.

Today’s discussion will feature Bebe Moore Campbell’s Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine led by Dr. Wendy Rountree.

Poetry for Everyone In celebration of National Poetry Month, community leaders will read their favorite poems.

Monday, April 12; 7 p.m. Parkwood Branch, 5122 Revere Road Sunday, April 25; 3:15 p.m. Please note location: Parker and Otis, 112 South Duke Street Light refreshments will be served; to order menu items or drinks from Parker and Otis’ menu, please arrive prior to 3 p.m.

Monday, April 26; 7 p.m. East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane Featuring special guest Piedmont Laureate Zelda Lockhart


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Invest 4 College An Essential Toolkit for Planning

www.durhamcountylibrary.org/invest

Workshops l Online Resources l Enhanced Business Collection Spring 2010 Workshops: I. Planning to Make Money: Investment Fundamentals Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 1, 7 p.m. North Regional: Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m.

IV. Protecting Your Money Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 22, 7 p.m. North Regional: Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m.

Get yourself ready to take the investment plunge. In the first of the Invest 4 College workshops, learn what you need to know to become a responsible, informed, active investor.

Investing can’t be risk-free, but you can steer clear of fraud and scams that may be directed at you. In the fourth Invest 4 College workshop, an expert from the NC State Securities Division will talk to you about protecting your money.

II. Key Investment Concepts Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 8, 7 p.m. North Regional: Tuesday, March 9, 7 p.m.

V. Demystifying College Financing Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 29, 7 p.m. North Regional: Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m.

In the second Invest 4 College workshop, our instructors will help demystify investing by explaining the basic terms and concepts, from saving vs. investing to rebalancing.

What are all the real costs of college and how do you pay for them? During the last Invest 4 College workshop, we will discuss college costs and how to find scholarships and financial aid to help pay for them. You will learn the best time to start searching for scholarships and grants, what State-based grant programs are available, how the financial aid process works, Federal Student Aid programs, and how your personal savings and investments impact financial aid eligibility.

III. TOOLS OF THE TRADE: ARE YOUR INVESTMENTS WORKING? Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 15, 7 p.m. North Regional: Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m. In the third Invest 4 College workshop, you’ll learn about the tools you can use to research and evaluate your investment choices, and how to decide if they are working for you. We’ll show you two online investment tools available from the library.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.durhamcountylibrary.org/invest or call 560-0213.

Stanford L. Warren, 1201 Fayetteville St. l North Regional, 221 Milton Rd. Invest 4 College is made possible by a grant to the Durham Library Foundation, from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart investing@your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.

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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. 18 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. 20.

Many programs require registration. Check listings for more information.

The entire library system will be closed: Spring Holiday Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 Memorial Day Sunday, May 30 through Monday, May 31

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

Lapsit Storytime (0-23 months) Mondays, March 1 – May 24; 10:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age.

Preschool Storytime (Pre-school) Tuesdays, March 2 – May 25; 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, music and more for children 3, 4 and 5 years old.

Toddler Storytime (2-year-olds) Wednesdays, March 3 - May 26; 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, music, crafts and more.

Group-time Storyhour (Pre-school-1st Grade) Thursdays, March 4 – May 27; 10:30 a.m. 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. Cartooning with Tom Czaplinski (6-12-year-olds)

Thursdays, March 4 – May 27; 3:30 p.m.

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 (Pre-school) Fridays, March 5 – May 28; 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, March 6 – May 29; 10:30 a.m. Stories, music and crafts designed for children from infancy to first grade.

Saturday Matinee (All Ages) Saturdays, March 6 – May 29; 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.

Tutoring with Casey Gabriel and Gwen Burney (K- Elementary) Saturdays, March 6 – May 29; from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (times may vary). Tutoring provided by appointment only, call 560-0130, spaces limited. Assistance with math, reading and research projects is available; appointments cannot be made on-line.

A Dr. Seuss Special “Read Across America” (Toddler/Preschool)

Tuesday, March 2; 10:30 a.m. Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday as we join the Cat and the Hat and few of his friends in the stories of Dr. Seuss. Come and enjoy stories, music, a craft and the movie version of the “Cat in the Hat” complete with popcorn!

St. Patrick’s Day Special (Ages 2-5) Wednesday, March 17; 10:30 a.m. Join us for a “St. Patrick’s Day” celebration. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Come dressed as a leprechaun; the best costume will win a small prize.

Multicultural Mornings @ Main Saturday, March 27, Saturday, April 24, Saturday, May 22 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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Celebrate Pets @ Main! Saturday, April 10 – Friday, April 16

Join us as we promote responsible pet ownership and celebrate the human-animal bond through a variety of activities! Enjoy a special pet storytime on Thursday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m.! Visit the pet booth daily for information and giveaways! Participate in other activities throughout the week! Sponsored by the Animal Protection Society of Durham and your library. For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov

Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos

Day of the Children with multicultural stories, music, crafts and snacks

Monday -Thursday, April 26 – 29 Monday, April 26 – Bragtown; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 27 – East Regional; 10:30 a.m. / North Regional; 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. / Parkwood; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 – Stanford Warren; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29 – Main; 10:30 a.m. For more info: Judith Quijano at 560-0157 or Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172


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Main Library Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! (All Ages)

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo! (Pre-school/Elementary) Saturday, May 1; 10:30 a.m. Come and enjoy wonderful tales of Cinco De Mayo, as we share stories, music and crafts steeped in the rich history of Mexico. Join us as we make and fill our own piñata; with the promise of a showering of wonderful library treats!

Saturday Matinee:

Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

A Poetry Exhibition (All Ages) April 1 - April 30

Mom, You’re the Greatest! (Pre-school/Elementary) Saturday, May 8; 10:30 a.m.

Fern Gully

Share your love of poetry by submitting one of your own poems for display within the Children’s Unit at Main. Participants are encouraged to be creative and to explore a variety of poetry styles. Accompanying artwork to enhance your entry is welcomed. Each poet will receive a certificate of participation.

A Mother’s Day Special for you and your mom. Invite your mom to a storytime special to share stories, games and dancing. The program ends with a craft session as we make a wonderful gift for mom, just in time for Mother’s Day. Everyone’s welcomed!

An Eggs-traordinary Easter Special (Pre-school) Thursday, April 1; 10:30 a.m.

(Pre-school/Elementary)

Sunday, March 21; 3 pm

Join us for a wonderful Easter Special with stories about the Easter Bunny and his precocious cousin “Little Bunny Foo Foo”. Come and enjoy stories, music, crafts and of course an eggtraordinary holiday treat!

Celebrate National Library Week

National Children’s Book Week Special Saturday, May 15; 2 p.m. What better way to celebrate “Children’s Book Week” than to make your very own book? All necessary materials will be provided. Children may bring personal pictures, clippings and text to include in their books. Along with their own creation each child will be given a free book to add to their personal library.

Pete’s Dragon All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, March 6; 2 p.m. All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, March 13; 2 p.m.

Thumbelina

All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, March 20; 2 p.m.

Swan Princess All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, March 27; 2 p.m. Anastasia

All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, April 10; 2 p.m.

Brave Little Toaster All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, April 17; 2 p.m.

(Pre-school/Elementary)

Intergenerational

Muppets Take Manhattan All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, May 1; 2 p.m.

Come join in the fun during National Library Week (April 11-17). Enjoy the zany antics of D.W. and Arthur in “D.W.’s Library Card” and “Arthur’s Lost Library Book.” Celebrate with stories, music crafts and more!

FamiWii Saturdays, March 13 and May 8; 10 a.m.

Elmo in Grouchland All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, May 8; 2 p.m.

Bring your family to the library to play lots of different console and board games together including Guitar Hero, DDR, Double Dash and more! Children must come with parent. Call Kathy at 560-0111 for more information.

Rugrats The Movie All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, May 22; 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 17; 10:30 a.m.

National TV Turn-off Week Special (Pre-school/Elementary)

Saturday, April 24; 10:30 a.m. What is there to do on a Saturday morning, other than watch TV? Visit the Main Library and celebrate National TV Turn-off Week (April 21-27), as we explore a variety of activities to keep you entertained and to keep the TV turned off. Come and enjoy stories, music, crafts and more. All participants will receive a pledge certificate indicating the number of minutes or hours which they plan to swear off TV for that day!

Afternoon Craft Session/Mask Making Saturday, April 24; 2 p.m.

The Wizard of Oz All Ages/Rated G; Saturday, May 29; 2 p.m.

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 Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Read Across America! (Baby, 2-year-olds, Pre-school)

Monday, March 1; 10:30 a.m. Celebrating over 100 years of Dr. Seuss! “I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An Elephant’s faithful one hundred precent.” Shhhh! Listen! Horton Hears A Who! What about you? Story and craft.

Make & Take Crafts (Pre-school, Elementary, Middle) Mondays, March 1 - May 24; 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.

Read Across America (Movie)!

What’s In Your Garden? (Pre-school, 2-year-olds) Mondays, March 8, April 5 and May 3; 10:30 a.m. Come out and join Master Gardener Melissa Young to plant seeds, bulbs, flowers and vegetables in the Bragtown Garden of Wonders.

Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Miss Denise (Elementary, Middle, High School)

Thursdays, March 11 and May 13; 3:30 p.m. Get Creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece. Registration is required.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! Monday, March 22; 10:30 Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

(Elementary, Middle, High School)

Celebrate Easter (Baby, 2-year-olds, Pre-school) Wednesday, March 31; 10:30 a.m.

Celebrating over 100 years of Dr. Seuss! Come watch the movie: Horton Hears A Who! Refreshments provided.

Enjoy a movie. Bring your basket and search for a prize filled egg. Registration is required.

Twist & Shout StoryTime

Spring Break Craft (Elementary, Middle, High School) Thursday, April 8; 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 2; 3:30 p.m.

(Baby, 2-year-olds, Pre-school)

Mondays, March 15, 29; April 12, 26; May 10, 24; 10:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day.

Homework Help (Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, High School)

Monday - Thursday, March 1 - April 1, April 12 - May 11 and May 13 - May 27; 3:30 p.m. Assistance with homework for all school-age children.

Boogie Woogie StoryTime (Baby, 2-year-olds, Pre-school)

Wednesdays, March 10 - May 5 and May 19, 26; 10:30 a.m. Children from infancy to preschool enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

Family Fun Friday (All Ages) Fridays, March 5 - March 26 and April 9 - May 28; 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.

Get Creative. Design and display your ladybug rock as a shelf decoration or paperweight for mom or dad.

DCL Puppets in Motion (Baby, Pre-school, 2-year-olds)

Mondays, April 19 and May 17; 10:30 a.m. The Stage is set. Come out and enjoy the greatest puppet show at Durham County Library. This show is educational, entertaining and lots of fun.

Mother’s Day Tea Party (Elementary, Middle, Adult) Thursday, May 6; 3:30 p.m. Make this Mother’s Day a very special one for mom. Treat her to an afternoon tea party. Read a Mother’s Day short story. Registration is required.

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 Homework Help (Elementary School) Mondays-Thursdays, March 1- May 31; 3 p.m. Having a little trouble with homework? Bring your books or worksheets and we’ll be glad to give you a little help. But we’re not going to do your homework for you!! Monday - Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration is not required.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss (Baby, Pre-school, Age 6-12) Tuesday, March 2; 10:30 a.m. Lets celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with an amazing storyhour with Ms. Olivia. Feel free to wear your Dr. Seuss costumes.

On The Move Preschoolers Storytime (Pre-School)

Wednesdays, March 3 - May 5; 10:30 a.m. Join us for a funfilled storytime that will excite your preschoolers imagination, encourage participation and improve socialization.

National Bubble Gum Week (Age 6-12) Monday, March 8; 6 p.m. Come out for our Chat and Chew. Chew gum while we learn about bubble gum facts and play bubble gum trivia. This session is going to be bubblelicious!

Tumbling Toddlers Storytime (Baby, 2-year-olds)

Tuesdays, March 9-May 25; 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.

“Oh so cute!” Lapsit Storytime (Baby) Tuesdays, March 9-May 18; 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 is FUNdamental.

Wearable Art Friday (Age 6-12) Friday, March 12; 4 p.m. Kids are invited to join us for “Wearable Art Friday.” Face painting and jewelry making will be the highlights for this event.

Snazzy Saturday Story Time (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary School)

Saturdays, March 13, April 24 and May 15; 11 a.m. Please join us for a Snazzy, Jazzy Story on Saturday as we sing a song and make a craft. Registration is not required.



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E a st R e g i o n a l CrafTs At The Library (Pre-School, Kindergarten, 6-12) Monday, March 15, Thursday, April 1 and May 10; 10:30 a.m. Join us as we make some exciting crafts. March – St. Patricks Day Craft; April – Easter Craft; May – Mother’s Day Craft.

C.U.T.E Cherishing and Understanding the Tweenage Experience (Elementary School, Middle School)

Mondays, March 15 and April 12; 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.

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 TAKE and MAKE CRAFT (6-12 Years Old) Enjoy a pre-cut craft at home. The craft includes instructions and directions.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! (6-12 Years Old)

Friday, March 19; 3 pm Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! Tuesday, March 23; 10:30

COLORING CONTEST WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

Fridays, March 19, 26; 3:30 p.m.

Gaming Frenzy (Kindergarten, 6-12, Elementary School) Wednesdays, March 24, April 7, 21 and May 19; 6:30 p.m. Join others as we play X-box 360 or Wii games. Call your librarian to see what games are being played.

C.O.O.L Creating Outstanding Opportunities for Life (Elementary School, Middle School) Mondays, March 29 and April 26; 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.

One-cent Day (Pre-school, Age 6-12) Thursday, April 1; 3:30 p.m. Join us for a penny craft that is sure to get the attention of those around you. One penny adds up to a whole lot of fun and creativity. Penny craft+Penny facts=Penny Historian.

Intergenerational Over 50 Show and Tell Art Exhibit Wednesday, March 24; 10 a.m. This art exhibit shows all forms of folk art and crafts from local artists in Durham and surrounding area. The exhibit will be up for one full day in the East Regional Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 24.

(6-12 Years Old)

This workshop will help give children fine motor skills like coloring within the lines. Each child will receive special materials to use in their project.

CREATIVE ART WORKSHOP WITH LISA COOK (6-12 Years Old)

Tuesday, March 23; 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 18; 2:30 p.m. This class offers fun filled art activities. Learn how to make gifts for friends and others.

POETRY FOR CHILDREN (Age 6-12) Thursday, April 8; 3 p.m. Come join the family and learn about writing and enjoying poems.

FUN FRIDAY MOVIE FOR ALL AGES (Age 6-12) Fridays, April 9, 16, 23; 3:30 p.m. Join us for free popcorn and good movies. The movies are selected by teen council members.

NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK SPECIAL (Age 6-12) Monday - Thursday, April 12-15; 3 p.m. Come enjoy special storytellers and craft activities. Everyone will have a good time.

Mother’s Day crafts session (Age 6-12) Friday, May 7; 3 p.m. Children will make crafts and figts for someone they love.

Nor th Regional Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0234 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Make and Take with Mary (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Every other Monday, March 1 - May 24; 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!

Baby and Me Lapsit Storytime (Baby) Mondays, March 1 - May 24; 3 p.m. Wednesdays, March 3-May 26; 10:30 a.m. This cozy storytime is designed for you and your new bundle of joy!

Drop In Storytime (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary School)

Tuesdays, March 2 - May 24; 10:30 a.m.

Join us for Drop in Storytime as we explore books and songs sure to brighten your morning! Parents/caregivers MUST attend this event with their child. Groups larger then 10 please preregister at 919-560-0232

Drop In Storytime Session #2 (Pre-school, Kindergarten)

Tuesdays, March 2 - May 24; 11:15 a.m. To alleviate some of the space issues we have added a second session of the Tuesday Drop In Storytime. This Program is a rerun of the 1st session with the same books and activities.

Bedtime tales with Amy (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Tuesdays, March 2 - May 25; 7 p.m. Get in your PJs, grab your teddy and join Amy for an evening of great stories and songs perfect for sending your little one off to dreamland.

Thursday Drop In Storytime Thursdays, March 4 - May 27; 10:30 a.m. Stories for little ones. Parents/caregivers MUST attend this event with their child. Groups larger than 10 please pre-register at the Children’s Desk.

Cartooning with Casey (Elementary School, Middle School)

Wednesdays, March 10, April 4 and May 5; 6 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches the basics of how to draw cartoon people, critters and places! Pre-registration is required.

Computer tips for ChildreN (Age 6-12) Wednesday, May 12; 3:30 p.m. Kids will learn basic steps needed to learn to use a computer.

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Nor th Regional Shadow Puppet Theater (Elementary School, Kindergarten)

Tuesday, March 16; 6 p.m.

Do you like to tell stories? Do you like puppets? Debra Wuliger, from Winking Moon Garden Nursery School, is bringing her shadow stage and puppets to create a story with the children. Bring your creativity and imagination! Registration is required.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! Saturday, March 20; 10:30 a.m. Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

Movement & Music (Kindergarten, Pre-school) Saturdays, March 20-May 1; 10:30 a.m. Join us for a program sure to get both you and your kids toes tapping as we guide your child through fun musical play using dance, hula hoops, and interactive games. Registration is required.

Mad Scientist Club (Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesdays, March 31 and April 28; 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. March’s Theme: Homemade Hovercrafts April’s Theme: Snot and other Gross Stuff. Registration is required.

Beginning Ukulele (Elementary School) Fridays, April 16 and April 23; 6 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 register as well! Registration is required.

Earth Day: Seed-lebration (Pre-school) Thursday, April 22; 11:15 a.m. Since North Regional is Durham’s first “Green” Library we are throwing an earth day party sure to make even Mother Earth happy! Join us for stories, music and planting as we celebrate Earth Day at THE North Regional Library! Groups larger than 10 please pre-register at the Children’s Desk.

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, March 6-27 and April 10-May 29; 2 p.m. Come, learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

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P a r k wo o d Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0260 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Storytime (3-5 Years) Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30; 10:30 a.m.

Rhymetime (0-3 Years) Mondays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 10:30 a.m.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! Saturday, March 20; 2 pm

Join us for rhymes, songs, stories and BUBBLES!

Dr. Seuss Storytime (3-5 Years) Tuesday, March 2; 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with a special Storytime all about the man himself, Dr. Seuss!

Miss Margaret’s Lapsitters (6 to 23 Months) Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14 and 21; 10:30 a.m. Enjoy music, songs, fingerplays, stories and instruments! Registration is required.

Miss Margaret’s Lapsitters (6 to 23 Months) Wednesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14 and 21; 11:15 a.m. Enjoy music, songs, fingerplays, stories and instruments! Registration is required.

1st-3rd Bookclub (6-9 years) Wednesdays, March 3 and April 7; 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, and we will also do a craft or activity based on the story.

Join us for songs, stories, games and crafts!

Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov.

Intergenerational Family Game Night@Parkwood Thursdays, March 18 and May 20; 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 bames and refreshments.

FamiWii Game Night Thursday, April 15; 7 p.m. Family, fun & food. Try your hand at Wii bowling!


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S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0270 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Dr. Seuss Take and Make Crafts

Toddler Storytime (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Tuesday, March 2; 10:30 a.m.

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, Age 6-12)

“Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss” will be the theme for this fun filled storytime. Dr. Seuss crafts will amaze you. Please come join us.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday with fun “Take and Make Crafts.”

Wednesday, March 10; 10:30a.m.

Monday- Wednesday, March 1-3; All Day St. Patrick’s Day Take and Make Crafts (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Age 6-12)

Monday- Wednesday, March 15-17; All Day Come in and learn the history of St. Patrick’s Day and also pick up a traditional St. Patrick’s Day craft.

Spring Into Reading Fun with Puppets To Go! Tuesday, March 23; 3 pm Join Bob and his cast of unforgettable characters for stories that educate and entertain! For more info: Karlene Fyffe at 560-0172 or kfyffe@durhamcountync.gov

Sat. Morning Movie (Pre-school, Kindergarten,

Theme: The Library...great things happen at the library. Come to storytime to explore the library and all the excititng things that can happen at such a fun place.

Wednesday , March 17; 10:30 a.m. Theme: St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 24; 10:30 a.m. Theme: Spring

Wednesday, March 31; 10:30 a.m. Theme: EASTER - A story,singing and dancing, an indoor Easter Egg Hunt will certainly help us celebrate Easter. Guaranteed fun, come join us.

Age 6-12)

Wednesday, April 14;10:30 a.m.

A fun G-rated movie will certainly get your weekend off to a great start. Call for movie title.

Fish the magish

Saturdays, March 27, April 24 and May 22; 10 a.m.

Toddler Movietime (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesday, April 21; 10:30 a.m.

You will be delighted at this storytime with “Ms. Olivia.” She will have you singing, dancing and loving each exciting minute.

Wednesday, April 28; 10:30 a.m.

Come join us for a fun toddler movie and craft.

This show includes a refreshing mix of storytelling, lively audience participation and magical surprises for everyone. Registration is required.

Mother’s Day Craft Week

Wednesday, May 5;10:30 a.m.

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, Age 6-12)

Monday-Saturday, May 3-8; 2 p.m.

Come on in and pick up a neat craft for Mother’s Day.

Theme: Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day craft included.

Wednesday, May 19; 10:30 a.m. Theme: Circus Time

Wednesday, May 26; 10:30 a.m. Fun with the “Balloon Lady,” some of the best balloon sculpting you will ever see along with great storytelling. Registration is required.

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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Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0122 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0213 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Wii! It’s Tuesday! Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25; 3:30 p.m.

Learn Create Share @ Your Library Wednesday, March 10; 3:30 p.m.

Teen Book Club Meeting Thursdays, March 4, 18, April 1, 15, 29 and May 13, 27; 6:30 p.m.

Play Wii games and board games with friends.

Fill Up Your MP3 Player Thursday, March 11; 4 p.m. Teens, bring your MP3 players and learn to find free, legal music downloads online. Registration is required.

Play Carrom with a Champ! Wednesday, March 17; 3:30 p.m. If you like pool, marbles or air hockey, you’ll love carrom! Worldranked player Billy Stevens will teach teens to play this popular South Asian board game. Registration is required.

Anime Club Thursdays, March 18, April 15 and May 20; 4 p.m. Share your art and watch the latest anime on a giant screen.

Teen Advisory Group Thursdays, April 1 and May 6; 4 p.m. Volunteer at Main Library on the first Thursday of every month during the school year.

Manga Academy Wednesdays, April 21 - May 26; 4 p.m. Learn to draw and write manga with artist Tom Czaplinski. Registration is required.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week. March 7-13. Be a contestant on the “Who Wants to be a Library Tech Expert” Quiz Show. Get connected to new and exciting technologies available to you at Durham County Library.

Gaming @ Bragtown Wednesdays, March 17; April 21; and May 19; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite games at the library with your friends.

Early Release Game Day Wednesdays, April 14 and May 5; 2 p.m. Challenge your friends in a friendly board game, Nintendo game cube or Wii game.

Earth Day Thursday, April 22; 3:30 p.m. Go Green. Personalize an Earth Day canvas tote bag. Registration is required.

Join our teen book club, the East Geeksters, for diverse reading and lively discussion. Refreshments and fun provided!

Dance, Dance, Revolution for Teens Wednesdays, March 10 and May 5; 3:30 p.m. Join us for Teen Tech Week and play DDR on March 10. Return for more DDR fun @ East May 5. Share and show your dancing moves @ your library!

Teen Creative Writing Group Thursdays, March 11, 25, April 8, 22 and May 6, 20; 6:30 p.m. Learn, Create, Share: join our informal creative writing group for teens during Teen Tech Week, March 11, and beyond!

Teen Book Swap and Pizza Wednesdays, March 17 and May 19; 3:30 p.m. Swap some books, eat some pizza, and have some fun at East Regional Library!

Teen Board Games Wednesdays, March 24 and April 21; 3:30 p.m. Play chess, checkers, and a variety of board games in the Teen Room at East!

Teen Movies @ East Wednesdays, March 31, April 28 and May 26; 3 p.m. Relax & watch movies @ your library! Refreshments provided.

Intergenerational FamiWii Saturdays, March 13 and May 8; 10 a.m. Bring your family to the library to play lots of different console and board games together including Guitar Hero, DDR, Double Dash and more! Children must come with parent. Call Kathy at 560-0111 for more information.

Teen Wii Sports Wednesday, April 7; 3:30 p.m. Play your favorite Wii sport at East Regional Library!

Teen Guitar Hero Wednesday, April 14 and Tuesday, May 11; 3:30 p.m. Jam @ East with Guitar Hero Band! See you there!

Intergenerational Over 50 Show and Tell Art Exhibit Wednesday, March 24; 10 a.m. This art exhibit shows all forms of folk art and crafts from local artists in Durham and surrounding area. The exhibit will be up for one full day in the East Regional Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 24.

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

Registration is not 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

BOOK DISCUSSION WITH TEENS Wednesday, March 17; 3 p.m.

Teen Time Mondays - Fridays, March 1 - May 31; 2:30 p.m.

Teen Crafts / Chess Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 10, 17 and 24; 10 a.m.

Come join the discussion, learn about new inspirational titles and meet new people.

Come hang out, unwind and enjoy your own space. Check to see if any special programs are going on.

Crafts geared toward teens and chess instruction and/or games

TEEN MOVEMENT AND DANCE Thursdays, March 18, 25, May 20 and 27; 3 p.m. Tuesdays, April 20, 27; 3:30 p.m

Settlers of Catan Game Group Tuesdays, March 2 - May 25; 2:30 p.m.

Teens will learn new basic dance movements in our youth dance class.

Settlers of Catan conquer and develop an island and struggle to assert dominance to become The Lord of Catan. Registration is required.

GIRL TALK WORKSHOP Wednesday, April 14; 3:30 p.m.

Wii Wednesday Wednesdays, March 3 - May 26; 2:30 p.m.

Do you want to learn about ladies’ styles and the best look for you? Are you looking for opportunities to have girl talk with girls your age? Learn how to look like a lady and develop friendships at the same time. Join us at the girl talk workshop.

Play your favorite Wii games @ the library!

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.)

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.

Animanga Club Fridays, March 5 - May 28; 2:30 p.m.

aNiMe CLuB Wednesdays, March 10 and April 14; 7 p.m. 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.

1337 Frifsters Wednesdays, March 24, April 28 and May 18; 7 p.m. 1337 Frifsters is a gaming program in which we will play a different video game each month. For ages 12+.

Bringing the Wild into Our Lives

Come watch anime & talk about your favorite manga.

Frogs in Our Neighborhood Sunday, March 7; 3 p.m.

Teen Tech Week Sunday - Saturday, March 7 - 13; all day Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the North Regional Library

“Peep, clink, glunk, crrreeeek,” what frog was that? Come learn about the frogs that frequent your neighborhood. Learn to recognize these critters by sight and sound!

Candy Sushi Wednesday, April 14; 1 p.m.

Birds and Your Backyard Sunday, March 14; 3 p.m.

Take advantage of your early release day: stop by and create your own candy sushi treat. Registration is required.

Come learn about the birds of Parkwood! Sean Higgins will also show you some of the ways to make your backyard more bird-friendly.

Earth Day Celebration Thursday, April 22; 2:30 p.m.

Red Wolves of North Carolina Sunday, March 21; 3 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at the North Regional Library!

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, March 6-24 and April 10-May 29; 2 p.m. Come, learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Yes, there are red wolves living in the wild in North Carolina! Come learn about red wolves and the program that has reintroduced them to our state.

Intergenerational Family Game Night@Parkwood Thursdays, March 18 and May 20; 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.

FamiWii Game Night Thursday, April 15; 7 p.m. Family, fun & food. Try your hand at Wii bowling!

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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. 18 For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 20. VITA Tax Assistance Wednesdays, March 3 - April 14; 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 @ 4 p.m.)

VITA Tax Assistance Saturdays, March 6, March 20, and April 3; 10 a.m. 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 @ 9:30 a.m.)

Star Spangled Girls (a performance by Touring Theatre of NC) Sunday, March 7; 3 p.m. Star Spangled Girls is drawn from the memoirs and letters of thirty-seven women veterans. The play presents these venerable women as they share memories of events and emotions about enlistment, basic training, service at home and abroad, love, and segregation in the military. The cast includes five actresses as they portray WACs, WAVES, Army Nurses and Red Cross Volunteers. Free and open to the public.

Crafts for Adults Mondays, March 8, April 12, and May 10; 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 at 560-0125 for more details. Registration is required.

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Move Mii - Get Fit with the Wii and PlayStation2! Tuesday, March 9; 6 p.m. Have you been curious to try exercising with Wii Fit or other fun videogames that get you moving? If you are an experienced player or just a curious beginner, come socialize with other adults and try Wii Fit Plus, Dance Dance Revolution, and Wii Resort! Call Kathy at 560-0111 if you have any questions. Registration is required.

A Celebration of Billie Holiday Sunday, March 21; 3 p.m. In celebration of Women’s History Month, New York Times bestselling author Carole Boston Weatherford will read from her book Becoming Billie Holiday, accompanied by students from the NCCU Department of Music, who will sing songs made famous by “Lady Day.”

genteXt: Books, Bars and Beers Mondays, March 29, April 26 and May 24; 7:30 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/.

Retro Game Night Tuesday, April 6; 6 p.m. Do you remember playing Super Mario Brothers in the eighties? Relive your childhood, teen years, or time you spent with your kids by playing Super Mario Brothers, Pac Man, and Double Dash, or just come because you would like to try them for the first time and socialize with other adults. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Call Kathy at 560-0111 if you have questions. Registration is required.

Wicked: A Book Discussion led by Award-Winning Author John Kessel Wednesday, April 14; 7 p.m..; Off Site The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St. In recognition of the blockbuster musical WICKED coming to DPAC, join us for a discussion of the best-selling novel on which the show is based: Gregory Maguire’s Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. NCSU professor and awardwinning science fiction and fantasy author John Kessel will lead

a discussion about Wicked, as well as L. Frank Baum’s original Oz series. Free and open to the public. Co-presented by The Regulator Bookshop.

Neno na Muziki (Spoken Word and Music) Thursday, April 15 and Thursday, May 20; 6:30 p.m. Open Mic poetry on April 15 hosted by Logie Meachum, May 20 host TBA. Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum has been performing stories and music nationally for more than 30 years. Come and share your own poetry with other poets and friends.

The Women Who Ran the Schools: Durham County’s Rural Black Schools, 1915-1930, and the Jeanes Teachers Sunday, April 18; 3 p.m. Jeanes teachers – African-Americans, usually women, paid in part by grants from the Jeanes Fund – were specifically charged with improving vocational and industrial education. This talk brings to life Durham County’s Jeanes teachers, particularly Mrs. Carrie T. Jordan, who was responsible for holding the first county-wide commencement for black schools and was a key player in bringing Rosenwald Foundation funds to Durham County to build schools for African-American students. The history of Durham County’s African-American schools during the years 1900-1930 will also be featured.

An Evening with Marilyn Nelson Monday, April 19; 7 p.m. In celebration of National Poetry Month, join us as we welcome award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the former Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut and the author of A Wreath for Emmett Till and Carver: A Life in Poems (a Coretta Scott King Honor Book). Ms. Nelson will read from her work and answer questions about the writing process. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 560-0268. Co-presented with NCCU’s James E. Shepard Library.

Intergenerational FamiWii Saturdays, March 13 and May 8; 10 a.m. Bring your family to the library to play lots of different console and board games together including Guitar Hero, DDR, Double Dash and more! Children must come with parent. Call Kathy at 560-0111 for more information.


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Main Library Poetry for Everyone Sunday, April 25; 3:15 p.m.; Off Site Note location: Parker and Otis, 112 South Duke Street. In celebration of National Poetry Month, community leaders will read their favorite poems. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served; to order menu items or drinks from Parker and Otis’ menu, please arrive prior to 3 pm.

Video Game Tournament for Adults Tuesday, May 4; 6 p.m. Show off your Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Double Dash skills. Win small prizes and big bragging rights. Categories for beginner and advanced. Call Kathy at 560-0111 with questions. Registration is required.

B r a g t ow n Registration is required. For more info: 560-0210 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org Neighbor To Neighbor Friday, March 12; 12 p.m. Flower pot craft. Create your own home address flower pot or marble planter to showcase on your front porch or patio. Enjoy a light lunch.

Friday, April 9; 12 p.m.

Enjoy a game of Swap Bingo. Be a winner and choose a prize from the swap table. Light refreshments.

Friday, May 14; 12 p.m.

Let’s get physical. Experience the Wii fitness video game revolution. Learn how to stay active and motivated without leaving your home. Light lunch provided.

E a st R e g i o n a l Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0213 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 18. For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 20.

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 Monday, March 29; 4 p.m. Friday, May 28; 3:30 p.m. Come dance and be happy! A great chance to make new friends.

Over 50 Crowd Tuesdays, March 2 through March 16, March 30 through May 25; 10 a.m. Great discussion, great food! Learn about the neigborhoods of the area, great book discussions, crafts, games, the Internet, health issues.

Over 50 Crowd - Guest Speaker Tuesday, March 16; 10 a.m. Join Durham County Library Archivist Lynn Richardson for an in-depth discussion about the North Carolina Collection. Open to the public.

Ballroom Dancing Tuesdays, March 2 - March 16, March 30 - May 25; 7 p.m. Adults 30 and over. Introduction to Ballroom Dancing - Learn the introductory steps to the popular ballroom dances with wellknown choreographer Michael Harris.

40 and Over Durham County Library Book Club Tuesdays, March 9, April 13 and May 11; 7 p.m. Join us to talk about a variety of books, fiction and nonfiction. For upcoming titles, see our “40 and Over Durham County Library Book Club” Meetup or call Bill Nesmith, 560-0204.

Count your Coupons Saturdays, March 13, 27, April 10, 24 and May 8, 22; 2 p.m. Shrink your grocery bill by learning how to maximize the benefits of using coupons. Learn how to get more products with less money. Bring your coupons and scissors and join us for a hands-on presentation in saving money!

Poetry for Everyone Monday, April 26; 7 p.m. In celebration of National Poetry Month, community leaders, including the new Piedmont Laureate Zelda Lockhart, will read their favorite poems.

Intergenerational Over 50 Show and Tell Art Exhibit Wednesday, March 24; 10 a.m. This art exhibit shows all forms of folk art and crafts from local artists in Durham and surrounding area. The exhibit will be up for one full day in the East Regional Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, March 24.

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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 computer programs, see p. 18. For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 20.

Nor th Regional Registration is not required, except as noted. For more info: 560-0231 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 18. For foreign language programs, see “Foreign Language” section on p. 20. Mahjong Mondays, March 1-May 24; 1 p.m. Come, learn and play.

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

North Book Club Tuesdays, March 23, April 27 and May 25; 10 a.m. Join us for a discussion of the following books: March - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; April - Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver; May - The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

Investor Discussion Group Thursdays, March 25, April 29 and May 27; 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 p.m.

Self-Publishing Workshop: the Joy of SelfPublishing - Session 1 Thursdays, April 8 and 15; 6:30 p.m.

Knitting Thursdays, March 4-May 27; 7 p.m.

Learn to plan, design, and publish your literary masterpiece in this two-part workshop with poet and playwright Kim Arrington. Registration is required.

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

SCRAPBOOKING MADE SIMPLE Wednesdays, March 3-May 26; 6:30 p.m. Learn photo organizational skills, page layout and more.

Mystery Book Club Mondays, March 8, April 12 and May 10; 7 p.m. Join us for a discussion of the following mysteries: March: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley; April: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde; May: The Last Child by John Hart.

Intergenerational Chess Club Saturdays, March 6-27 and April 10-May 29; 2 p.m. Come, learn and test your skills against other players. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Self-Publishing Workshop: the Joy of SelfPublishing-Session 2 Thursdays, April 22 and 29; 6:30 p.m. Learn to plan, design and publish your literary masterpiece in this two-part workshop with poet and playwright Kim Arrington. Registration is required.

Invest 4 College Planning to Make Money: Investment Fundamentals North Regional: Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. Key Investment Concepts North Regional: Tuesday, March 9, 7 p.m. How’s Your Money Doing: Tracking Your Investments North Regional: Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m. Protecting Your Money North Regional: Tuesday, March 23, 7 p.m. Demystifying College Financing North Regional: Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m.

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Yoga Mondays, March 1- April 5; 7:30 p.m. Learn Basic Yoga Techniques. Registration is required.

Nonfiction Book Club Tuesdays, March 16, April 20 and May 18; 7 p.m. The Book Club meets monthly to discuss a nonfiction book. You do not have to have finished the book to attend! Call Cathy at (919) 560-0260 for this month’s title.

Poetry for Everyone Monday, April 12; 7 p.m. In celebration of National Poetry Month, community leaders will read their favorite poems. Free and open to the public.

Bringing the Wild into Our Lives Frogs in Our Neighborhood Sunday, March 7; 3 p.m. “Peep, clink, glunk, crrreeeek,” what frog was that? Come learn about the frogs that frequent your neighborhood. Learn to recognize these critters by sight and sound!

Birds and Your Backyard Sunday, March 14; 3 p.m. Come learn about the birds of Parkwood! Sean Higgins will also show you some of the ways to make your backyard more bird-friendly.

Red Wolves of North Carolina Sunday, March 21; 3 p.m. Yes, there are red wolves living in the wild in North Carolina! Come learn about red wolves and the program that has reintroduced them to our state.

Intergenerational Family Game Night@Parkwood Thursdays, March 18 and May 20; 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.

FamiWii Game Night Thursday, April 15; 7 p.m. Family, fun & food. Try your hand at Wii bowling!


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S t a n f o r d L . Wa r r e n Registration is not required. For more info: 560-0270 or register online at www.durhamcountylibrary.org For computer programs, see p. 18. Lecture/Class: Female Industrial Workers in Hayti, 1880-1930 Tuesday, March 2; 6 p.m. Lecture/Class: Female Industrial Workers in Hayti, 1880-1930, led by Dr. Beverly Washington Jones.

The Africanization of Mexico from the 16th Century Onward: A Review of the Evidence Thursday, March 4; 6:30 p.m. The Africanization of Mexico from the 16th Century Onward: A Review of the Evidence, a discussion led by Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Language at North Carolina Central University.

From Haiti to Hayti: A Black Jacobin Dream Deferred in Durham, pt 1. Thursday, March 11; 6:30 p.m. Lecture from community leader Bruce Bridges.

From Haiti to Hayti: A Black Jacobin Dream Deferred in Durham, pt 2. Thursday, March 18; 6:30 p.m. Lecture from community leader Bruce Bridges.

Let’s Talk About It: The African-American Experience Join us for Let’s Talk About It: The African-American Experience. Scholars from North Carolina Central University will lead book discussions on five seminal works. All programs are free and open to the public.

What’s All That Jazz About? presented by Shenole Latimer Tuesday, April 13; 7 p.m. In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, jazz saxophonist and composer Shenole Latimer will teach you how to listen to and appreciate music from the jazz idiom. Free and open to the public. No prior knowledge of jazz is needed. Award-winning saxophonist Shenole Latimer, who performs in venues up and down the East Coast, draws inspiration from artists like Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis and Dexter Gordon.

Business of Music Saturday, April 17; 10 a.m. Business of Music Seminar on copyright, publishing, marketing of music led by Tony Yarborough who is known for his R&B, soul and jazz tracks.

Invest 4 College Planning to Make Money: Investment Fundamentals Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 1, 7 p.m. Key Investment Concepts Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 8, 7 p.m. How’s Your Money Doing: Tracking Your Investments Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 15, 7 p.m. Protecting Your Money Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 22, 7 p.m. Demystifying College Financing Stanford L. Warren: Monday, March 29, 7 p.m.

Go Tell It On the Mountain Saturday, March 6; 2 p.m. James Baldwin’s Go Tell It On the Mountain, led by Dr. Lynne T. Jefferson.

The color Purple Saturday, March 20; 2 p.m. Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, led by Mrs. Regina Alston.

Invisible Man Saturday, April 10; 2 p.m. Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, led by Dr. Janice Dargan.

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine Saturday, April 24; 2 p.m. Bebe Moore Campbell’s Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine, led by Dr. Wendy Rountree.

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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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel:

Web/Internet Basics:

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.

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..

Wednesday, May 19; 6:30 p.m.

Main: Wednesday, March 10; 6:30 p.m.

Computer Basics:

North Regional: Tuesdays, March 2, April 6 and May 4; 9:30 a.m. East Regional: Thursdays, March 11, April 15 and May 13; 10 a.m. Stanford L. Warren: Thursdays, March 18, April 22 and May 20;

North Regional: Mondays, March 1, April 5 and May 3; 7 p.m. Parkwood: Monday, May 24; 3 p.m.

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.

Main: Wednesday, March 3; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14; 6:30 p.m.

East Regional: Mondays, March 8, April 12 and May 10; 10 a.m. North Regional: Mondays, March 1, April 5 and May 3; 9:30 a.m. / Thursdays, March 4, April 8 and May 6; 7 p.m.

Main: Wednesday, April 7; 6:30 p.m.

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.

Wednesday, April 21; 6:30 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, March 8, April 12 and May 10; 2 p.m. Introduction to Job Hunting on the Internet

Parkwood: Monday, April 26; 3 p.m. Stanford L. Warren:

Mondays, March 15, April 19 and May 17; 10 a.m.

Main: Saturday, March 6; 10 a.m. East Regional: Wednesdays, March 10 and April 14; 2 a.m. North Regional: Wednesdays, March 3, April 7 and May 5; 9:30 a.m.

Learn how to use the Internet to search for jobs online in this two-hour 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. Bring a jump drive with your resume on it. ***Prerequisite: completion of Computer Basics Workshop or must have basic computer skills.

Introduction to Email:

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher:

East Regional: Tuesdays, March 9, April 13 and May 11; 2 p.m.

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.

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.

Advanced Classes:

Main: Wednesdays, March 17 and 28; 6:30 p.m. East Regional: Tuesdays, March 9, April 13 and May 11; 10 a.m. Parkwood: Monday, March 22; 3 p.m. Stanford L. Warren: Tuesdays, March 16, April 20 and May 18;

North Regional: Tuesdays, March 2, April 6 and May 4; 7 p.m. East Regional: Thursdays, March 11, April 15 and May 13; 2 p.m.

Resume Writing and Job Hunting on the Computer Learn how to use the computer for both job hunting and resume writing.

10 a.m.

COMPUTER CLASSES IN SPANISH / CLASES DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL

Introduction to Microsoft Word:

See p. 20. for more information.

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.

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

Main: Saturday, March 20; 10 a.m. Online Shopping & Preventing Identity Theft Online shopping can be great, but it’s important to keep your identity and your money safe. This workshop will cover the basics on online shopping and give you tips on preventing identity theft while online.

Main: Saturday, March 27; 10 a.m.

North Regional: Mondays, March 1, April 5 and May 3; 1 p.m. East Regional: Wednesdays, March 10 and April 14; 10 a.m. Stanford L. Warren: Wednesdays, March 17, April 21 and May

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

19; 3 p.m.

Learn some basic resume and cover letter tips and tricks on the computer. Bring your current resume to update it or learn how to start a new one. Prerequisite: completion of Intro to Computers class, or basic keyboard and mouse skills.

Main: Wednesday, March 31; 6:30 p.m.

North Regional: Thursdays, March 4, April 8 and May 6; 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 5; 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Social Networks Blogs, wikis, Facebook and more!

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Main: Saturday, April 10; 10 a.m.


Friends of the Durham Library

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.

Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Durham Library

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 o Sustaining $50 o Patron $100

Name Address

o Life $300 o Additional gift of

Phone

Email

City/State/Zip

Make checks payable and mail to: The Friends of the Durham Library, Inc. PO Box 3809, Durham, NC 27702 For more info about the Friends, go to: www.durhamcountylibrary.org/friends.php Questions? Call (919) 560-0190 or email Anastasia Bush at abush@durhamcountync.gov

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

Thousands of books are categorized for easy shopping: fiction, nonfiction books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Prices start at 50 cents for 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.

Can’t make it to the Spring Book Sale?

Check out year-round mini-booksales at: 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.

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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 _________________________________

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

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

Donate online anytime at Address _______________________________________________________________________www.durhamlibraryfoundation.org

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.

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. Compute r Classes in Spa nish /Clases de Computación en Español Tuesdays and Thursdays, new group starts (Clases los martes y jueves empieza un nuevo grupo); 6:30 p.m. 8:30 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.

ESOL Classes / Clases de Inglés Classes Mondays and Thursdays, Winter/ Spring semester starts Monday, February 1 to May (Las clases son lunes y jueves, el nuevo semestre empieza el lunes 1ro de febrero hasta mayo); 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Main - Conference Room, 3rd Floor 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 Inglés para principiantes e intermedios por el Centro de Alfabetización de Durham. NECESITA HACER CITA PARA REGISTRARSE DESPUES DE QUE CLASES EMPIEZAN - para información llamar 560-0157.

ESOL Classes / Clases de Ingles Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, Winter/ Spring semester starts Tuesday, February 2 to May. (Las clases son martes y jueves, el nuevo semestre empieza el martes 2 de febrero hasta mayo); 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; East Regional Children’s Room

Learn and Enjoy Salsa Dancing / Aprenda y Disfrute bailar Salsa Wednesdays, April 14, May 5 and June 9 (Miércoles,14 de abril, 5 de mayo y 9 de junio); 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Main Library - Auditorium: 1st Floor (auditorio de Biblioteca Principal)

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 Inglés para principiantes e intermedios por el Centro de Alfabetización de Durham. NECESITA HACER CITA PARA REGISTRARSE DESPUES DE QUE CLASES EMPIEZAN - para información llamar 560-0157.

Get ready to learn and enjoy Salsa Dancing with professional instructor Jamila Bridges. REGISTRATION 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.

ESOL Tuesdays, March 2 - May 25; 10 a.m.; North Regional English as a Second Language instruction. Call 560-0236 or visit the North Regional Library to register.

Advanced ESOL Thursdays, March 4-May 20; 10 a.m.; Parkwood English Conversation. Registration is not required.

Beginners’ ESOL Thursdays, March 4-May 27; 10 a.m.; Parkwood People of other languages learn basic English skills. Registration is not required.

Tertulia Saturdays, March 6-27, April 10-May 22; 10a.m.; Parkwood Spanish conversation practice group. Registration is not required.

Know Your Rights /Conozca sus Derechos Thursday, March 4 (Jueves, 4 de marzo) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; North Regional Meeting Room. (cuarto grande de North Regional) 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 /presentación de información en Inglés y Español de Inmigración por estudiantes de la Escuela de Leyes de la Universidad NCCU. Habrá tiempo para hacer preguntas a abogado. No require registración - por preguntas llame 560-0157.

Writing workshop in English and Spanish Wednesdays, March 3 and 10; 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 13; 10:30 a.m. (Miercoles, 3 y 10 de marzo; 6:30 p.m. y sábado, 13 de marzo; 10:30 a.m.); East Regional Meeting Room (cuarto grande de sucursal East Regional) Know how to research, organize themes, and get ideas to publish by author and historical researcher Miguel Chirinos. Aprenda como investigar, organizar en temas y obtener ideas para publicar por el autor e investigador historico Miguel Chirinos.

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