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Wednesday, June 19, 2024 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (4505 S. Alston Ave)

Liv and Sing!

Thursday, June 20, 2024 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (3605 Shannon Rd)

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Durham Magazine: Best of Durham 2024 Readers' Favorite.


for voting Durham County Main Library BEST FAMILY OUTING in Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham 2024

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Illustration of a child reading in a tent made of a person-sized book, with a moose and a bear and the moon and stars outside.

Summer Reading 2024

Adventure begins at your library!
June 8 – July 27
For all ages • at all library locations

Black-and-white photograph of one of the former slave quarters in the Horton Grove area of the Stagville Plantation, a multiple-story building with shutters on the windows and a brick chimney.

Upcoming program Making a Way Out of No Way

The Stagville Memorial Project celebrates their new digital exhibit. Come celebrate the launch of newly uncovered history!
Thursday, June 20 – 6:30-8 p.m.
Main Library
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Black silhouetted hands reaching toward each other through a link in a white chain on a red background.

Upcoming program The Legacy Of Octavia Butler’s Kindred

A panel discussion with Color of Fandom
Saturday, June 22 – 2-3:30 p.m.
Main Library
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Friends of the Durham Library

At our locations Friends of the Durham Library Pop-Up Children’s Book Sale

Saturday, June 22 – 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
South Regional Library
Lots and lots of books for children of all ages!

Repeating illustrations of lute-like veenas.

Upcoming program Carnatic Music Performance by the Swarveena School of Music

Saturday, June 22 – 10-11 a.m.
North Regional Library

White outlined flowers hovering over a background of multicolored hydrangea flowers.

Upcoming program Queer Ecologies for Teens

Part 1:
Wednesday, June 26 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Main Library

Part 2:
Wednesday, July 3 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Duke Gardens

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Dot painting in the shape of an abstract sun.

Upcoming program Kika Ọ̀nà (African Dot Painting)

Thursday, June 27 – 2-4 p.m.
North Regional Library
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Colorful covers of middle-grade books about summer adventures.

Book list Summer Fun!

NC Kids Digital Library

Online resource NC Kids Digital Library

Ebooks, e-audiobooks, and video for kids! Available through OverDrive and the Libby app – add NC Kids Digital Library as a new library in your Libby settings for access.

Friendly cartoon ice cream cone waving hello and wearing sunglasses.

Scoop! There It Is!

The Durham County Library Ice Cream Crawl
June 7 – August 2

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