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Spring has sprung here in Durham, so it must be time for a Big Book Sale. Join us on April 6th and 7th at Books Among Friends in Northgate Mall for another great sale. Because Sears is now closed, please enter the mall through the doors near Plato's Closet and turn left at the carousel. Look for the sign if you are unsure. Don't forget, members can enter the sale at 10:00 AM and the sale is open to the public from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, so make sure your membership is up to date. We'd love to see you Sunday afternoon for the bag sale, as well. See the graphic below for more information.
Because of all of our hard work and your generous purchases in 2018, we were able to fund a number of great programs at the Durham County Library in 2019. We are excited that several are already underway. For instance, on March 14,  2019 the Staff Activities and Recognition Committee (SAC) had the privilege of bringing Pi(e) Day Celebrations to all the DCL locations thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Durham Library. The Pi(e) Day Celebrations were a part of the staff proposal Seeking Smiles from the SAC. This proposal is providing a budget to the SAC for the first time, ever. This is allowing the committee to provide appreciation events, both small and large, to all DCL staff throughout the award year. Seeking Smiles seeks to promote vibrant work environments at our libraries, where staff know they are valued and appreciated. Patty Melendez, a member of the SAC and the Southwest Children’s Team (pictured below), emphasized the importance of events like the Pi(e) Day Celebration because it “brought a smile to everyone.” The SAC is grateful to the Friends of the Durham Library for funding our proposal!  
FODL Memberships Are Now Online

Friends members can now manage their accounts online from the FODL website. If you'd like to view your membership status, click on View or Update Your Profile under the Become a Member tab on the website. If you haven't logged in before, enter the email address we have on file for you and click "Forgot Password," and you'll be emailed a link to set up a password and log into your account. If you have had a membership with us but can't remember the email address associated with it, you can email to request the information.

To purchase a new membership or to renew an expired one, simply click on the Purchase a Membership link and choose the membership type you would like to purchase. 

If you already have a current membership and the email address you have on file with us is up-to-date, you will receive an annual reminder to renew your membership, including an invoice that makes paying online simple. If you want to change your membership status, you can do so via the invoice link.

If you have recently purchased a membership online, stop by Books Among Friends for our April 6th sale to pick up your membership card or email to have it mailed.

Memberships at the door during our book sales will now be handled online, so save yourself some time and purchase or renew your membership ahead of time!

It's never been simpler to become a Friend! Thank you to all our Friends who have already updated or purchased memberships through the website, as well as to all those who have made contributions through the mail or one of the library branches.
Another Great Program Funded
by the Friends of the Durham Library

Spring Into Love, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd. Durham, NC 27712)

North Regional Library is hosting a fabulous festival celebrating the romance genre, Spring Into Love, on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.  to 5:30 p.m. Guest authors include: Katharine Ashe, Tracey Livesay, Reese Ryan, Deborah Fletcher Mello, and Annie Rains. There will be author presentations, a panel, door prizes, authors signings, a special Friends romance book sale, and even a “mocktail” party. For more information, please call Jennifer Brannen at 919-560-0236.
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