Crafternoon: Make your own academic planner or notebook

Durham Tech Library and Student Government Association are excited to host fun craft events for students!  This will be an ongoing event series in Fall and Spring semesters. We will host this first event at both Orange County Campus and Main Campus Library.

crafternoon imagePROJECT: Make & decorate your own academic planner or notebook

LOCATION: Orange County Campus, room 104

PRESENTER: Meredith Lewis, OCC Librarian

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 11:30-1:00 pm


PROJECT: Make & decorate your own academic planner or notebook

LOCATION: Main Campus Library; room 5-105A (Group study area)

PRESENTER: Meredith Lewis, OCC Librarian

WHEN: Friday, August 25, 1:00-3:00 pm

We hope to see you there!  All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend our workshops.

Library Hosts Student Art Exhibition

Student Art Exhibition April 24-May 10

Durham Tech Student Art Exhibition April 24-May 10, Library

The library is proud to present drawings, paintings, and sculpture from Durham Tech’s art students.  Art will be on display in the Library from April 24-May 10.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday April 26 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Library, Room 212. Come view the outstanding art and support our talented Fine Arts program students.

For more information view the poster:

Student Exhibition Poster Spring17

Popular Author to Speak at Durham Tech!

Meet the Author!

November 15th, 9:30 AM 

TLC Room, Phillips Building

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

The Durham Tech Library is thrilled to announce that Jason Porath, author of the newly published Rejected Princesses book (which is based on his incredibly popular blog), will be speaking at our campus. He will talk about his blog, his book, and be answering questions from the audience.

The event will be in the TLC room, building 3, at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, November 15th.

Click the book cover above to visit his website, and then get excited. Really excited.

Reasons to attend this event:

  • Jason Porath will be there.
  • Cool librarians will be there.
  • You will learn about awesome women through history.
  • You’ll have something to talk about at your next dinner party.
  • The book cover is a really nice shade of purple which bodes well.
  • You can buy copy of Rejected Princesses and get it signed.
  • That’s enough reasons, I think you should be convinced.


Your voice, your vote

As Early Voting begins today in North Carolina, the library has a display of resources about voting rights and history to remind us of the importance of casting our ballots.  There are also excellent ebooks in ebrary and streaming video in Films on Demand.  Visit the NC Voter Guide to locate early voting places, your polling location, and more.

Your voice, your vote


Here are some of the library’s books, ebooks, and DVDs about voting rights and history.

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Celebrate your freedom to read during Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week is an annual event which celebrates the freedom to read. Librarians, booksellers, publishers, and teachers across the country unite during Banned Books Week to oppose censorship and ensure free access to information and books.

Visit our library’s display window to see some of the frequently challenged books from schools and libraries over the last few years. Feel free to check one out! Visit the American Library Association’s (ALA) list of the most frequently challenged books and learn the reasons why they are challenged in libraries and schools: 

Come by the library desk to pick up a fun bookmark with the ALA’s superhero graphic and defend your freedom to read!


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

During the month of June, LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in memory of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were one of the key events of the  Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. The Library of Congress honors LGBT pride month and their “collections contain many books, posters, sound recordings, manuscripts and other resources produced by, about and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.” Explore the Library of Congress LGBT Audio and Video collections.

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Films on Demand also features an excellent collection of films about the Gay Liberation Movement and LGBT history and culture.

You can also locate many books and DVDs in our library collection in support of LGBT Pride Month.