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Online: Drop-In Library Orientations for Graduate Students

Tue, 2020-08-04 17:38

Sign up for one of our 30-minute orientations on Zoom for graduate students

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Byzantine Binding at Home

Fri, 2020-07-31 15:07

Working from home offers an opportunity to hone new skills for one of our special collections conservators

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What to Listen to this Month

Tue, 2020-07-21 17:03

This month we’re showcasing some of our audiobook holdings from OverDrive

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E-Resources: The True, Inside Story!

Tue, 2020-07-21 17:02

In an exclusive tell-all, we divulge the inside secrets of what’s really required to facilitate e-resource access

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Pandemics in Literature, Before Medicine Had All the Answers

Fri, 2020-07-17 10:00

A look at three pre-modern plague novels that feel freshly relevant now

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Low Maintenance Book Club Reads N. K. Jemisin’s “The Fifth Season”

Wed, 2020-07-15 10:00

Join us as we read the Hugo award-winning dark fantasy/sci-fi novel

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A Fun To-Do List: The Summer Bucket List Quaran-zine

Mon, 2020-07-13 19:49

We’ve put together a pocket-sized DIY zine to help keep track of your summer plans.

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Tracing “Miss Violet” in the Archives

Fri, 2020-07-10 20:43

Papers reveal a unique portrait of women’s involvement in science and politics in the early 1900s

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Reopening the Library: Virtual Town Hall for Faculty, 7/10

Wed, 2020-07-08 18:49

Join Duke’s University Librarian to learn about plans for our phased reopening this summer and fall

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Library Takeout Service: Now Taking Orders!

Thu, 2020-07-02 18:32

Pick up books and other materials from the library with minimal contact

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Reading The Decameron, the Original Quarantine Book, in Quarantine

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:00

Why Boccaccio’s nearly 700-year-old masterpiece still holds up

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Casting a Critical Eye on Hayti “Renewal” Maps

Tue, 2020-06-30 10:00

Digitized archival maps offer a window on Durham’s history of racial and economic injustice

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From the Rubenstein Library: Diary of a Slave Trader

Fri, 2020-06-26 18:48

A closer look at an 1850s diary calls for a reclassification of its contents for researchers

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Anti-Racism and Black Liberation: A Resource Guide

Wed, 2020-06-24 15:51

Recommended books, audiobooks, videos, and other resources to help you get started

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Farewell, Kristina Troost, and Job Well Done!

Mon, 2020-06-22 15:56

Japanese Studies Librarian to retire after 30 years at Duke

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Streaming Films for Juneteenth 2020

Fri, 2020-06-19 15:08

Check out a wide variety of streaming films that reflect the African American experience

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W. E. B. DuBois in the Charles N. Hunter Papers

Thu, 2020-06-18 15:55

A fascinating find in the papers of a black educator, journalist, and reformer from Raleigh

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Pandemic Reflections: The Ten Plagues of Egypt

Mon, 2020-06-15 20:07

Our Librarian for Jewish Studies reconsiders one of the earliest recorded stories of infectious disease

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