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Durham County Library Hosts Program on Durham, England

Program: Cathedrals, Castles, Coal and Cod
Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host a program on Durham’s first Sister City, Durham, England, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Durham, North Carolina has enjoyed a warm and enduring relationship with the people of Durham, England since official ties began in 1989 through Sister Cities International. Program participants will learn about the history of North East England (Durham and Northumberland), its relationship to the rest of England and the dialects that developed. The program will include examples of the similarities and differences between English as spoken in the United States and in England. Yorkshire tea and scones will be served.

Sister Cities of Durham, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Durham, NC and is affiliated with Sister Cities International, Triangle Area Sister Cities and the City of Durham. The organization’s mission is “World Peace: One Friendship and One Community at a Time.”

This program is co-sponsored by Durham Library Foundation and Durham UK Committee, Sister Cities of Durham. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

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


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