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).
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.