Durham County Library will host Bob Zellner, Freedom Rider and activist, for a screening of selections from the PBS documentary, Freedom Riders at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
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Durham County Library will host a screening of My Brooklyn: The Real Story Behind the Gentrification of America’s Hippest City at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17 at Stanford L. Warren Branch Library, 1201 Fayetteville St. The event will conclude with a discussion of Brooklyn’s similarities to Durham.
Durham County Library will host an afternoon of high-energy klezmer music with the band Freylach Time! at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Band member Riki Friedman will give a short talk on the history of klezmer music prior to the concert.
Durham County Library will host Carol Peppe Hewitt for a reading and discussion of her book, Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host fine art photographer Marjorie Brown Pierson on Thursday, December 12, at 7 p.m. at Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd. Pierson will discuss her work capturing coastal North Carolina landscapes and will sign copies of her book, Struck by Nature: Photographs of Bald Head Island.
The Friends of the Durham Library are in need of book donations for the holiday season.
Durham County Library will host Dr. Richard Benson II for a reading and discussion of his new book, Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
The Durham chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has donated a collection of 11 nonfiction and fiction books to Durham County Library. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. This is the second time the chapter has donated a collection of books to the library.
Durham County Library will host local author Judy Hogan for a reading from her second Penny Weaver mystery novel: Farm Fresh and Fatal. The reading will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3 at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Durham County Library will present a panel discussion on the history and current work of the Rhine Research Center at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 2, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro Street. The panel will include John Kruth, director of the Rhine Research Center; Dr. Sally Rhine Feather, executive director emeritus; Mara Bishop, an intuitive consultant; and former Rhine Center Board President, Dr. Larry Burk.