Ready for NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month

November is known for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday shopping season, but for writers it’s known for something else. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), when people put their fingers to their keyboards and pound out 50,000 words in one month. That’s about 1,667 words a day.

You can do it, we believe in you!

There are as many ways to write a novel as there are writers, but for those who would like to plot their novel before writing we’ve collected some resources to help.

Writing a whole book in a month is a challenge and we want to support you. That’s why this year at the library we’ve made our own NaNoWriMo account. Search for us (username: Durham Tech Library) and make us your writing buddy! We will send our encouraging messages to our buddies and will answer any research questions you have. Suddenly find yourself needing to know how to build a canoe from a tree? Or what clothing was in fashion in the 15th century? How about first aid for a knife wound? Send us a NaNoMail and ask!

Don’t Catch the Flu: Get Vaccinated!

Every year, millions of people in the United States contract influenza (“the flu”). Hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized for the flu each year and thousands die from it. You can help prevent the spread of this virus–and protect yourself from it–by getting a flu vaccine every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that all people aged six months and older need to get the vaccine. Continue Reading →

Durham Tech Digital Archives

There are lots of treasures to be discovered in Durham Tech’s Digital Archives!  The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We have partnered with the Digital Heritage Center to digitize and publish Durham Tech’s historic materials online.

Click here to view more than 100 archived documents including yearbooks, newsletters, annual reports, and college catalogs from Durham Technical Community College.

Did you know that the college had a basketball team in 1967?

Photo of Durham Tech Basketball Team 1967

Durham Tech Basketball Team 1967 photo from The Widget yearbook










Did you know that the Northern Durham Center opened in 1994?

Image of Update Newsletter, Winter 1994

Update Newsletter, Winter 1994









Read the very first edition of the Final Draft Literary Journal from 1990!

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The Final Draft Literary Journal Fall 1990










Read articles by Dr. Peter Wooldridge and Dr. Christine Kelly-Kleese in the very first issue of The Learning Matters journal from 2002.

Image of Learning Matters Journal Spring 2002

Learning Matters Journal Spring 2002

Spooky Reads

Are you in the mood to read something scary or supernatural for Halloween season?  Check out some of these fun and spooky tales from the library!

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New Books!

October brings a new crop of books for your education and entertainment. Check them out now!

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