Nonfiction Book Discussion on March 11

Who wouldn’t want to be 10% happier? Join our nonfiction book discussion on Monday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. as we discuss 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story by Dan Harris. This New York Times bestseller is part science, part memoir, and part self-help as well as being a very funny read.

Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk at the Library.

Book Lover’s Circle

Join us to discuss Warlight by Michael Ondaatje on Wednesday, February 6,  at 7:30  in the Activity Room of the Library. All are welcome.

Copies of the book are available at the check-out desk.

And pick up a copy of our March discussion book, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon.

“Lost City of the Monkey God”

Pick up a copy today!

Join us on Monday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas J. Preston

Upcoming Reads:
Jan. 21 – Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild.

Discussion books are available at the circulation desk approximately one month before the book discussion date.

Book Groups for Every Reader!

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Join one of our book groups for a lively discussion! The Durham Public Library hosts several book groups that discuss general fiction, mysteries, and nonfiction books. Drop in when you can or come every month, it is up to you!

Book Lovers’ Circle:  Meets at the library the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Reads:

Nov. 7: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Dec. 5: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Mystery Book Discussion:  Meets at the library the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Reads:

Oct. 16: The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves

Nov. 21: The Dry by Jane Harper

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Meets quarterly on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm.

Upcoming Reads:

Nov. 19: Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas J. Preston

Discussion books are available at the circulation desk approximately one month before the book discussion date.

Author Visit! Brendan Wenzel

Monday 11/14/16 starting at 5pm

Author and Illustrator of the critically acclaimed book They All Saw A Cat Brendan Wenzel returns to his home town for a one night only picture book reading & author talk!

5-5:30pm : Picture book reading & children’s art project. 

5:30-6pm: Book signing. Books will be made available to purchase at a reduced cost.

6:15-7pm: Author talk exploring perception & the creative process. This portion of our event is aimed at an adult audience, if you have children Miss Alex will be running a playgroup for all ages at the same time to keep everyone entertained!

 

Registration strongly encouraged!

To register call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1 or visit the front desk.

OR Click Here to register online.brendan-wenzel

Hedda Kopf to Lead Book Discussion

Hedda Kopf,  engaging leader of book discussions, returns to the Durham Public Library for two evenings of stimulating conversation.

On Wednesday, May 4, Professor Kopf will discuss, Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. This program will be held at 7:30  in the Activity Room of the library.

Thanks to PALS (Public Association of Library Supporters) the programs are free and all are welcome!