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Durham County Library Hosts Natural Hair Series

Durham – Durham County Library will host a series of programs on the history, care and styling of natural hair at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. All of the programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The series begins with ‘A Natural Hair Care Journey’ on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 3-4 p.m. Dr. Shauntae White, a professor of Mass Communication at NCCU, will discuss natural hair from a historical perspective, exploring the Natural Hair Care Movement and her own experience being natural and a First Lady of a church.

‘I Love My Hair,’ the second program in the series, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. April Thorpe, owner of Miss April’s Beads and Braids, will share styling techniques for parents and teenagers. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

In the third event, ‘Let’s Talk Hair,’ held on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 3-4 p.m., entrepreneur Itohan Obasuyi, owner of Nubian Natural Hair Gallery, will speak on ways to style natural hair. Obasuyi will take questions from the audience after the presentation.

The final program in the series, ‘Natural Beauty IS Skin Deep’ will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 3-4 p.m. Holistic health practitioner and author Karema McGhee will share the benefits of eating healthy on a budget.

Librarians Placedia Nance and Tamara Anderson, who conceived of the series, said they noticed many African-American women are transitioning back to natural hair.

“By hosting this series,” Nance said, “I wanted to introduce patrons to the resources available at the library to help keep their natural hair healthy and beautiful. At each event we’ll have bookmarks that list books and blogs where patrons can find more information.”

To find out more or register for the Natural Hair Series, contact Placedia Nance at 919-560-0122 or visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov


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