Durham County Library will host Back to Books Week (B2B) September 9-13. Patrons are invited to come to their favorite location to learn how the library can help them succeed in school, college and life-long learning. The library will offer tours, online database demonstrations, technology petting fairs, pajama storytimes, refreshments and more.
Durham County Library will host teacher and school historian, Brian McDonald, as he reads from his new book Not the End, but the Beginning: The Impact of Race and Class on the History of Jordan High School, 1963-1988 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Durham County Library will host a discussion about soccer, politics and the relationship between France and Algeria led by Professor Laurent Dubois from Duke University. The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road.
On the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Durham County Library will host Donn Young, the official photographer of the Port of New Orleans, for his presentation, 40 Days and 40 Nights, a portrait of New Orleans after the storm.
Durham County Library will host UNC-Chapel Hill professor Dr. William Rohe for a lecture on the history and future of the Research Triangle Park at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 26, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street.
This year the Triangle’s alternative weekly publication, Indy Week, celebrated its 30th birthday. Durham County Library will host Herald-Sun editor Bob Ashley as he moderates a panel conversation with Indy founder and publisher Steve Schewel and other founding staff.
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).