Forum on Women in Leadership

The U.S. National Archives, in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, is producing a forum on women in leadership online. Watch the forum live here or on their YouTube channel today at 7:30pm, or stream it afterwards when you have time. The description of the forum is below.

“From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles?

A panel discusses their personal journeys and the advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality.

Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and author of “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” will moderate the panel.  Panelists include Joyce Ladner, sociologist and civil rights activist; Avis Jones De-Weever, Exceptional Leadership Strategist and immediate past executive director of NCNW; Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Charlene A. Carruthers, national director, Black Youth Project 100.”


New Books to Check Out

These are some of the new books we received in February. Come by the library and take one (or more!) home to read.

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DVDs New in February

We have new DVDs in the Main Campus library. These are just some of the great titles available for check out! Click on the pictures to read a description of the movie and watch the trailer.


Over at the Northern Durham Campus we have more new DVDs. Can’t make it over there but want to watch one of these anyway? Just ask! We can have it for you in the Main Campus library in a few days.



These Books Are Snow Good!

Let the brief taste of a winter wonderland linger by reading these books. All of them have the word “snow” in the title, and all of them are available at the library.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Set in Alaska in the 1920’s this book binds the drama of the landscape with magical realism to weave a tale you won’t easily forget. Find it in our catalog here.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

Set in China, two women are able to communicate secretly through artwork. Well researched and with a story the pulls you along this book will let see the lives of women in a time and culture where foot binding was prevalent. Find this book in our catalog here. Not a reader? We have the movie too!

As Simple As Snow by Gregory Galloway

As Simple As Snow by Gregory Galloway

The school had a new student, Anna, who spent her time writing obituaries for people who were still alive. When she disappears and all that is found is her dress next to a hole in the ice of a frozen river. This books takes the reader on a mysterious and twisty ride to discover the truth. Find this book in our catalog here.

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge

Based on the fairy tale of the same name, The Snow Queen is a story full of love, mystery, politics, and action. A familiar fairy tale translated into science fiction and given the complexity a modern retelling has to have to keep us reading. Find it in our catalog here.

A girls stares down at a husky in the snow.

An Echo Through the Snow by Andrea Thalasinos

In Wisconsin, Rosalie MacKenzie rescues a Siberian husky. Together they begin competing in dogsled races while Rosalie learns about history of dogsled racing and the fate of the Chukchi people who depended on the huskies for their livelihoods. Immerse yourself in Rosalie’s story of survival and discovery. Find this book in our catalog here. 

Citation Workshops update

The library has rescheduled a few of our Citation Workshops due to the winter weather.
All workshops will be held in the library’s computer lab room 520.  No pre-registration required.

New dates and times:

Tues. 3/3   11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Mon. 3/9   6:00 – 7:00 pm 
Wed. 3/25  3:00 – 4:00 pm
Thurs. 4/9  10:00 – 11:00 am

Come to a workshop to learn how to avoid plagiarism and cite your sources correctly!

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