Durham County Library will host Mandy Carter of the Bayard Rustin 2013 Commemoration Project and Barbara Lau of the Pauli Murray Project for a community dialogue that connects the civil rights issues that fueled the 1963 March on Washington to the issues of today.
Durham County Library will host local author LaRhonda Simmons for a reading and discussion of her first book, Just a Matter of Time. The reading will take place at the East Regional Library on Saturday, August 17 at 2 p.m.
Durham County Library will host a screening of Seeking the Greatest Good, a film exploring the life and legacy of Gifford Pinchot and the research institute that bears his name, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
Triangle game designers are at the forefront of developing new ways to create or experience stories through play. On Monday, August 5, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, Durham County Library will host local game designers and authors for a panel discussion on stories, literacy and games (both on, and off, the screen).
Durham County Library will host a discussion on The Language of Baklava, the memoir of American-Jordanian author Diana Abu-Jaber, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, at the Southwest Regional Library, 3650 Shannon Rd.
Durham County Library will host award-winning author and 2013 Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature, John Claude Bemis, at 3 p.m. on Saturday August 3, at the North Regional Library, 211 Milton Road.
Durham County Library will host Will Hansen of Duke University and a panel of local experts for a discussion of the Comics Code Authority and the writers, artists and publishers who broke the code and created their own stories.
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).