What have the library staff been reading and watching this year?

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Here are some library staff picks from 2013, which are currently on display on the lower level of the library:

Fiction Books

Arcadia by Lauren Groff

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Dreams of Joy by Lisa See

House of Stone by Anthony Shadid

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe

Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

Minaret by Leila Aboulela

Mitford series by Jan Karon

Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaimon

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Storyteller by Jodi Picoult

Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Truth About Forevers by Sarah Dessen

Nonfiction Books

Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel

Lean In : Women, work, and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

A Psychopath Test : A journey through the madness industry by Jon Ronson

Quiet : The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking by Susan Cain

Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed



Exit Through the Giftshop

The Last Mountain

Moonrise Kingdom

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Project Nim

Temple Grandin

Where the Wild Things Are

Curl up with a good book or movie over winter break!

The Digital Heritage Center

Durham Tech has a lot of partners that help provide a wide range of services and access to information. One of those partners is UNC Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (http://www.digitalnc.org). The Center’s mission is support “community engagement and lifelong learning by promoting and increasing access to North Carolina’s cultural heritage.” This includes helping libraries like Durham Tech’s library digitize information, which increases access to the materials.

Materials from Durham Tech can be viewed here.  Publications include course catalogs, yearbooks, annual reports, and issues of The Final Draft. You can browse their collection by contributor, county, and item type as well as search by keyword.

Without the help of the Digital Heritage Center, Durham Tech would not be able to make these publications as easily available online, and we appreciate their work helping us and other organizations make these materials more easily accessible to a wider audience.

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