Durham County Library will host storyteller Meltonia Loretta Young as she discusses the history of the Underground Railroad, tells tales of the brave individuals who helped slaves escape to freedom and helps the audience work out secret freedom codes woven in quilts.
Durham County Library will host an open mic jam session called Books and Blues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Participants are encouraged to bring a book if they want to read or an instrument if they want to play and experience some live blues.
Durham County Library will host local author Alice Wisler, as she provides tips on writing as a way of healing sorrow and pain. Wisler will share from her new book, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache (Leafwood Publishers).
Durham County Library will host the first of a new monthly series, Dungeons & Dragons in the Library, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman for a screening of his documentary film One Night in Kernersville. Set in the legendary recording studio of Mitch Easter, the film tells the story of musician and band leader John Brown, an associate professor of music at Duke University, who is about to live out his lifelong dream: making a big band jazz recording.
Durham County Library will host award-winning author and 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, John Claude Bemis, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at the East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane.
Durham County Library will host a viewing of A Ripple of Hope, a documentary that dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room.
Durham County Library will host an open house at East Regional Library on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. East Regional Library is located at 211 Lick Creek Lane.
On July 10, near the halfway mark of Durham County Library’s Summer Reading program, the library will celebrate with a midpoint rally at Durham Bulls Athletic Park where the Bulls will take on the Charlotte Knights.
Durham County Library will host Larry G. Davis for an afternoon of guitar music at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.