Pride in Our Collection

June is LGBTQIA+ PRIDE Month!

Pride library display at the Main Campus-- Check it out at the front of the Main Campus Library!
Pride display at the Main Campus Library

As President Joe Biden states in this year’s Pride month proclamation:

This month, we honor the resilience of LGBTQI+ people, who are fighting to live authentically and freely. We reaffirm our belief that LGBTQI+ rights are human rights.

As we celebrate and honor members of the LGBTQIA+ community and the work of activists, we recognize the hard-fought achievements of the past and the urgency of supporting LGBTQIA+ rights today.

Read on to learn more about Pride and check out our Pride recommendations.

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Get Your Hamilton Fix

You say–

The price of a ticket to NYC is not a price that you’re willing to pay.

Good news!

The Library’s here to cure your post-Hamilton blues.

Don’t be sad;

Remember that books and streaming theater can be digitally had!

Now you’re glad!

Remember that even though it’s summer, we’re here for you.

Character of King George from the musical Hamilton doing a little shoulder shimmy

Da-da-da, dat-da, dat, da-da-da, da-ya-da

Da-da, dat, dat, da-ya-da

Da-da-da, dat-da, dat, da-da-da, da-ya-da

Da-da, dat, dat, da-ya*


With Hamilton‘s recent run at DPAC, if you scored tickets, you may be left wanting more.

While we don’t have access to the streaming musical itself (Disney+ has a monopoly on that), we do have some books and movies that you can immerse yourself in to keep the historical magic alive.

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E-Books and Audiobooks for Black History Month

Having a hard time choosing what books to read during Black History Month? We’ve got your back!

Black History Month books. Featuring Will, A Promised Land, The 1619 Project, and Caste.

We created a Black History Month collection in our Dogwood Digital Library for you to browse through. We have new and popular titles like Will by Will Smith, The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones, and The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. Use your Durham Tech username and password to log in and check out books!

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On Display: Books for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Main Campus Library

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15 and uplifts the contributions of Hispanic Americans and celebrates their heritages. 

Check out the Main Campus Library’s downstairs display featuring some of our awesome books and DVDs.¬†As with all our displays, all items are available for checkout.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Main Campus Display

Keep reading the check out details about the books and DVDs on display and for additional Durham Tech collections celebrating Spanish language and Hispanic heritages. 

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Virtual Student Art Show

Welcome to the Durham Tech Virtual Student Art Show! Presented by Viva the Arts, it showcases over 100 pieces from students in our Fine Arts classes. Navigate through the show below or open it in a new window at this link. We’re thankful to be able to continue to showcase our talented students despite the pandemic. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a piece of art contact Tim Postell (postellt@durhamtech.edu). 

Questions, comments, or concerns can be sent to Courtney Bippley (bippleyc@durhamtech.edu). 

What We’re Recommending Online for Women’s History Month

"Girlhood (It's Complicated)" courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution by artist Krystal Quiles
Girlhood (It’s Complicated) by 
Krystal Quiles

Check out some of our staff recommendations that celebrate woman authors and experiences for Women’s History Month that are also available through Dogwood Digital Library– accessible through our database list or through the Libby app. 

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