Come Read With Us!

Thinking about coming to the book club? There’s still time!

Come read with us. DTCC Library Book Club

The Durham Tech Library Book Club meets on February 4th at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Schwartz Room in Building 5.

We’re reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates and you can check out a copy from our library, or get your own copy elsewhere. Can’t finish the book in time? Come anyway! The more the merrier.

Not into non-fiction? Help us choose what fiction book to read next by voting in our online poll here. We have three great choices, let us know which one you want to read!

Books to Movies in 2016


Books to movies in 2016. The 5th Wave and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

2016 brings a new crop of movies coming to a theater near you that are based on books. Below is a list of books you can check out from the Durham Tech Library to read before the movie comes out. Then you can proclaim the book better than the movie with confidence!

The 5th Wave by Richard Yancy-Theatrical Release on January 22nd (It’s already out!)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith-Theatrical Release on February 5th

Allegiant by Veronica Roth-Theatrical Release on March 18th

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes-Theatrical Release on June 3rd

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins-Theatrical Release on October 7th

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness- Theatrical Release on October 14th

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain- Theatrical Release on November 11th

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- Theatrical Release on December 25th

What We’re Reading-January

This book was read by Courtney Bippley, a Reference Librarian at the Main Campus Library

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years before, their mother had high-tailed it to Oregon for a brand new guy, a brand new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turned up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone, and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

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February Book Club Meeting

The next Library Book Club selection is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates which appeared on many best books lists of 2015. We will meet on Thurs. Feb. 4th at 1:00 pm in the ERC Schwartz room.

book coverHere’s a book description from the Goodreads website:

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son,

Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Please join us for a discussion of this thought-provoking book.

You can also listen to this interview with the author on National Public Radio.